Parkridge Health System January 29, 2019

Chattanooga, TN (January 28, 2019) - Parkridge East Hospital is proud to announce the promotion of Lynn Whelan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, to the facility's chief nursing officer role. Whelan had previously served as assistant chief nursing officer at Parkridge East.

"Lynn Whelan has shown exceptional leadership since joining the Parkridge East family in 2017," said Jarrett Millsaps, CEO of Parkridge East Hospital. "During her tenure, she has leveraged her clinical background and vision for the practice of nursing to make an indelible impact on the operations and performance at our hospital."

Whelan has led successful initiatives at Parkridge East that have resulted in the reduction of employee turnover, an enhanced patient experience and helped to improve the facility's quality metrics scores, reaching a top 20 ranking amongst all HCA's 178 hospitals. Parkridge East Hospital is a part of HCA, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services with hospitals located in 22 states throughout the U.S. and in the U.K.

In her new role, Whelan will continue working with Deborah Deal, Chief Nursing Executive for Parkridge Health System, to promote clinical and administrative agendas at Parkridge East and throughout the Parkridge family of healthcare facilities.