Orange Park Medical Center appoints 3 new executives: 15 things to know

Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, has added several new executives to its leadership team.

Here are 15 things to know about the new leaders.

Daphne David has been named COO.

1. Ms. David will begin her new role Oct. 26.

2. In her new role, Ms. David will focus greatly on employee satisfaction and patient satisfaction initiatives, officials said.

3. She will succeed Chris Mosley, who was promoted to CEO of Palatka, Fla.-based Putnam Community Medical Center, also part of HCA.

4. Ms. David joins Orange Park from Gulfport, Miss.-based Garden Park Medical Center, an HCA facility, where she has served as COO since 2009. Prior to the COO role, she served in a number of roles at Garden Park, including executive assistant to the CEO, managed care coordinator, project manager and assistant administrator.

5. Ms. David played a key role in improving the patient experience, growing volumes and improving margins, as well as creating new services lines and programs, and managing multiple construction projects at Garden Park, officials said.

Joseph Parra, MD, has been named CMO.

6. Dr. Parra began his new role Oct. 1.

7. He replaced Lawrence Coots, MD, who retired in August.

8. Dr. Parra has served in various leadership and administrative positions throughout his career while practicing as a hospitalist at Wichita, Kan.-based Wesley Medical Center, an HCA facility.

9. Aside from his role as medical director of the hospitalist group, he has held chairmanships on the medical staff executive board overseeing credentialing, peer review and family medicine.

10. Dr. Parra has received various prestigious awards, including the AAFP Bristol-Myers Squibb Award, given to only 10 residents nationally, as well as several EmCare awards including the EmCare Hospitalist Excellence Award, EmCare Patient Experience Award for Hospital Medicine and the EmCare Collaboration Award (American Group).

11. Dr. Parra earned his medical degree at Lawrence-based University of Kansas and completed his family medicine residency at Wesley Medical Center.

Kelly Lindsay, who served as director of cardiovascular services at Orange Park, has been promoted to vice president of operations.

12. Ms. Lindsay was promoted Sept. 1.

13. In her new role, she is overseeing several key departments at Orange Park. Additional details of her placement were not available.

14. For the last decade, Ms. Lindsay has served in a leadership role in cardiovascular services at Orange Park.

15. During her tenure at Orange Park, Ms. Lindsay has been instrumental in growing the cardiovascular service line to become a regional leader, especially in open heart surgery, officials said.

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