SAN MARCOS, TEXAS –Parker Pridgen has been named chief financial officer of Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) in San Marcos, Texas, effective March 5, 2017. He currently serves as assistant chief financial officer for Willamette Valley Medical Center in the state of Oregon.
“I’m thrilled that Parker has accepted the offer to join the team here at CTMC.” stated Anthony Stahl, President and CEO of CTMC. “His financial leadership will be a blessing to our hospital and our community.”
Pridgen began his healthcare career when he was recruited to Adventist Health in California. There he held multiple financial roles at a hospital and corporate level. Later he joined Community Health Systems’ Mckenzie-Willamette Medical Center and then Willamette Valley Medical Center—both in Western Oregon.
Pridgen comes to CTMC with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Walla Walla University and is completing an MBA from the University of Oregon. Pridgen enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, paddling and cycling with his wife Kim.
Pridgen replaces Jesse Sutton, who assumed the role as regional CFO for the Southwest region of Adventist Health system.
The 170-bed hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest, and visit our website at ctmc.org.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.