Parks to retire as MRMC Board of Trustees chair


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center (MRMC) Board of Trustees Chair Houston Parks will retire effective Jan. 1 following 15 years of service, the past six as board chair.

The Columbia native is a longtime local attorney who most recently has been in private practice at the law firm Parks, Bryant and Snyder, PLLC.

“It’s been a pleasure serving this community and organization as a member of the MRMC Board of Trustees,” Parks said. “This health system is a tremendous benefit to the communities we serve, and I’m proud of how it’s grown and the vision that’s in place for the future.”

Under Parks’ leadership, Maury Regional Health (MRH) has accomplished many endeavors, including:

  • Expansion of MRMC’s surgical services to include:
    • Two daVinci robotic platforms for general, gynecologic, urologic and thoracic surgery
    • Stryker’s Mako robotic system for joint replacements
    • The 7D Surgical Flash Navigation System for spinal and cranial surgery
  • The opening of a state-of-the-art Cancer Center at Columbia Mall
  • Installation of advanced imaging systems, including 128-slice CTs, PET and 3D mammography

In addition, the health system has received numerous awards and accreditations as a reflection of its commitment to clinical excellence and patient safety.

“Houston’s experience, legal expertise and business acumen have been instrumental in our success, and I am immensely grateful for his service,” said MRH CEO Martin Chaney, MD.

The MRMC Board of Trustees will elect a new chair and announce other board appointments at its Jan. 25, 2024, meeting.

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