Thomas Jackson Joins Parkridge Health System As Chief Financial Officer

Monday, January 28, 2013
Thomas Jackson
Thomas Jackson

Darrell Moore, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, announced that Thomas Jackson has joined the administrative team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Chattanooga market. Mr. Jackson comes to the Parkridge system from a position as CFO of HCA’s Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Ga.

Mr. Jackson has 14 years of experience in financial management, and began his healthcare finance career at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville after four years as a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP. He has been with HCA for the past nine years, serving as associate controller in the CFO Development program at HCA’s Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. and controller and director of Finance for HCA’s Doctors Hospital of Augusta before taking the CFO position at Eastside in 2009.

Mr. Jackson is a certified public accountant licensed in Tennessee, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree from David Lipscomb University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“We are excited to welcome Thomas Jackson as the newest member of the Parkridge administrative team,” said Mr. Moore. “His knowledge and leadership abilities make him a valuable addition to our organization.”

Mr. Jackson will be relocating to Chattanooga with his wife Amie and two daughters, ages four and six. He will assume CFO duties at Parkridge on Feb. 11.


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