Executive Vice President, President – Hospital Operations
As President of Hospital Operations for Capella, Mark works with affiliated hospitals’ leadership teams in setting strategy and achieving goals in the five key pillars. He is also currently serving as Chair of the Tennessee Hospital Association.
Prior to joining Capella in 2008, Mark was affiliated for nine years with LifePoint Hospitals serving as a hospital CEO as well as a division and hospital CFO. Mark began his healthcare career as an Internal Auditor for HealthTrust, Inc. Later, he served as a hospital CFO for two HCA hospitals prior to joining LifePoint. Throughout his healthcare career, Mark has worked directly with over 30 hospitals in 15 states. Prior to beginning his career in healthcare, Mark served on active and reserve duty with the U.S. Air Force. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Active in the THA, Mark previously led the THA Council on Government Affairs. In 2013, the THA presented Mark with its Small or Rural Hospital Leadership Award in recognition of his service. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Mark received Capella’s 2012 Growth Pillar Award in recognition of his outstanding work. Mark serves on the board of Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville and previously served on the board of Ridley Barron, Inc., an organization that partners with hospital’s and related entities to provide quality care and improve patient safety. He has served as board member of United Way in Lexington, KY, and is past-president of two Rotary chapters in which he is a Paul Harris fellow. Mark and his wife, Maree, reside in Franklin.