Parkridge Health System August 06, 2018

Timothy M. Grant, MD, MBA, has been named chief medical officer (CMO) of Parkridge Health System. Throughout his career in healthcare leadership, Dr. Grant has cultivated expertise in quality assurance, patient safety, and uniting clinical and non-clinical team members in the pursuit of institutional goals and objectives.

"The expert clinical and non-clinical teams in place at Parkridge are the foundation upon which we can transform the landscape of healthcare in Chattanooga," Dr. Grant said. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to join the medical staff and create pathways toward even higher levels of excellence."

Prior to joining Parkridge, Dr. Grant, a board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologist, served as CMO at Coliseum Health System, a 413-bed multi-hospital system in Macon, Georgia, where he spearheaded initiatives that significantly improved patient safety and clinical quality. He previously chaired the Department of Anesthesiology and taught healthcare economics at Mercer University School of Medicine, in Macon. Before that, he also served as medical director of the Operating Room and medical director of Sedation Oversight at The Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon.

"Dr. Grant is a proven physician leader with experience in creating and developing patient-centered models of clinical excellence," said Tom Ozburn, President and CEO of Parkridge Health System. "As we expand and enhance the quality of healthcare in southeast Tennessee, a CMO of Dr. Grant's caliber will be a tremendous asset for our physicians, employees and staff."

Dr. Grant earned his bachelor's degree from Clemson University and his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in anesthesiology at Duke University Medical Center, and served a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Grant earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. He holds a Lean Greenbelt for Healthcare Certification from the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is a certified physician executive.