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John Baldwin

Parkridge Health System has hired John Baldwin as market associate administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer for the Chattanooga hospital. Working closely with Parkridge Health President Tom Ozburn, Baldwin has administrative oversight and responsibility for support services, which include environmental services, food and nutrition services, plant operations, security and the chaplaincy program at Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge West Hospital. Baldwin also oversees construction projects across the six-facility health system.

"Our health system is in the midst of the largest capital project in its history, and we expect continued growth and expansion in the coming years," Ozburn said.

Baldwin earned a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Memphis and also received Six Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification. He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Master of Science in Health Leadership after earning a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to joining Parkridge Health, Baldwin was on staff at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna.

Baldwin actively participates in the American College of Healthcare Executives and the National Association of Health Services Executives.


Arbitration & Mediation Services adds Sam Robinson as civil mediator

Arbitration & Mediation Services has added attorney Sam Robinson, Jr. as a civil mediator.

Robinson recently retired after more than a decade as a full-time mediation specialist with over 2,000 resolved mediations with the Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation. Prior to his mediation service, Robinson served for 38 years as a general practice attorney in Chattanooga and was previously a Hamilton County Commissioner.

Robinson will now be available to perform Civil Mediations in Chattanooga and surrounding counties through the newly-renovated Arbitration & Mediation Services, located at 1810 McCallie Ave. in downtown Chattanooga.


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David Barrett

First Tennessee Bank adds David Barrett as portfolio manager

First Tennessee Bank has named David Barrett as portfolio manager for commercial banking in the Chattanooga market. Barrett will be responsible for acquisition, retention and expansion of First Tennessee Bank's commercial banking clients as well as structuring and monitoring commercial relationships.

"David knows the Chattanooga market well and not only brings experience in commercial and industrial banking but also relationships that have been built through his hands-on approach to customer service," said Jay Dale, Chattanooga market president for First Tennessee.

A Chattanooga native, Barrett has a banking career that spans 17 years. Before joining First Tennessee Bank, he worked in the financial industry in commercial and industrial banking as well as credit administration.

Barrett is a finance graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has served on the board of directors of Northside Neighborhood House and Fortwood Center and as chairman of Chattanooga Ducks Unlimited, as well as a fundraiser for various other Chattanooga nonprofits.


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CHI names Anthony Houston chief operating officer

CHI Memorial Hospital has named Anthony A. Houston as its new chief operating officer. He succeeds Janelle Reilly, who was recently promoted to market chief executive officer (CEO) of CHI Memorial.

As COO, Houston will lead efforts to optimize quality, safety, and the patient experience in partnership with our physicians and maximize clinical operations to deliver value to the community.

Houston has more than 18 years of healthcare leadership experience with complex health systems in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois. He has a strong background in all aspects of acute care hospitals, as well as senior leadership experience in finance, facility planning, physician practice performance, growth, and merger and acquisition activity.

Houston most recently served as the president of CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

"He is passionate about transformational relationships with physicians and employees that support high performance, creates unity, and fosters a collective purpose to fulfill our vision and extend the healing ministry of the Church" Reilly said.

Houston earned a master's degree in health services administration at Xavier University and a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati. He is presently pursuing a doctorate in education at Creighton University. He is board certified in Healthcare Management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

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