Parkridge Health System
January 26, 2023

Parkridge Health System is proud to announce Whitney Evans Snardon, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer of Parkridge Medical Center. Whitney will provide leadership and oversight of growth initiatives and hospital operations at the 275-bed hospital in downtown Chattanooga. A native of New Orleans, Whitney has served Parkridge Health since December of 2020 as a market associate administrator and vice president of operations/co-ethics and compliance officer.

“Whitney brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to this position and has proven to be a tremendous asset to Parkridge,” said Tom Ozburn, president and chief executive officer of Parkridge Health. “We are confident that she will play a critical role as we continue to provide unparalleled care to the community.”

Since joining Parkridge Health, Whitney has worked both inside and outside of the hospital to foster a stronger and healthier community. She serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Hamilton County Family Justice Center and also works closely with the Orchard Knob Collaborative which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by addressing social detriments of health. She also serves on the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and is the chair of the Black Colleague Network for the HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, Parkridge Health’s parent company.

Whitney came to Parkridge from Bon Secours Mercy Health where she was director of the neurosciences department. Prior to that, she worked as an administrative resident at LCMC Health in New Orleans. She is a fellow with both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Urban League. She has a Masters in Health Administration from Tulane University.