Chris Cosby has been named chief executive officer of Parkridge Health System, part of the HCA Healthcare family of hospitals. In addition to serving as chief executive officer of Parkridge Medical Center, Cosby will also oversee operations across Parkridge Health System’s six sites of care.

Cosby brings 18 years of healthcare leadership to his new role. Prior to joining Parkridge Health, Cosby served as chief executive officer of Tenet Health’s Saint Francis Healthcare in Memphis where he focused on employee culture, physician engagement and patient satisfaction.

“Chris is a proven leader committed to providing communities with access to the services they need in a compassionate care environment,” said Mitch Edgeworth, president of the HCA Healthcare TriStar Division. “I am excited to welcome Chris to the HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, and I am confident he will excel at leading the Parkridge team as they continue to grow their services to meet their community’s needs.”

Prior to Saint Francis Healthcare, Cosby was chief executive officer at Poinciana Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, and chief operating officer at Doctors Hospital of Augusta in Augusta, Georgia, both part of HCA Healthcare. He also worked for Community Health Systems as an assistant chief executive officer at multiple facilities.

Cosby earned a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Health Administration from Auburn University.

Throughout his career, Cosby has been actively involved in professional and community boards. He is currently a member of the board for the Tennessee Hospital Association, Germantown Schools Foundation and a member of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Circle.

In his spare time, Cosby enjoys triathlons, lifting weights and playing golf. He recently relocated to Chattanooga with his wife Margaret and two children, Caroline and Graham.