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Front Page - Friday, November 9, 2018

Parkridge president, CEO honored




Ozburn

The Tennessee Hospital Association has bestowed Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, with the Diversity Champion Award.

Prior to joining Parkridge Health, Ozburn served as CEO of TriStar Southern Hills, which is located in one of Nashville’s most diverse immigrant and refugee communities. Recognizing the community needs, Ozburn launched a campaign to make the hospital more accessible by posting Spanish-language signage.

At TriStar Southern Hills and Parkridge Health, Ozburn has pushed for religious inclusivity, spearheading the formation of a spiritual life committee, growing the chaplaincy service to include offerings from many faiths and making spiritual materials from a multiplicity of faiths more readily available.

Ozburn has also been actively engaged in Men of Valor, a Nashville-based ministry that reaches out to incarcerated men.

Ozburn also led the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Council on Inclusion and Health Equity from 2015 through 2017.

Source: Tennessee Hospital Association