Parkridge East Hospital has named Jason Byrd, CPA, as chief financial officer. He began his new role on Monday.
Mr. Byrd comes to Parkridge East Hospital from Salem, Va., where he had served as assistant chief financial officer since 2013 for LewisGale Medical Center, a 506-bed HCA sister facility. Prior, he worked as senior manager, controller, consultant and in other leadership roles for public accounting firms and a manufacturing company in Virginia.
Mr. Byrd earned his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Va. He is a certified public accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
“Jason’s breadth of experience, combined with his demonstrated ability to lead, relate and engage made him the ideal candidate for this important role,” said Jarrett Millsaps, Parkridge East Hospital CEO.
“Parkridge East Hospital staff and physicians are highly respected in the Chattanooga community, and I look forward to joining the team,” said Mr. Byrd.
Mr. Byrd, his wife Emily and their four daughters, ages five to 13, say they are excited to call Chattanooga their new home. Mr. Byrd’s interests are family time, being active in his local church, and a variety of outdoor activities including biking, fishing, and coaching softball.