NHRMC commends David Parks, Vice President of Regional & Specialty Services, on his upcoming retirement effective January 23, 2021. NHRMC is grateful for David’s 11 years of dedicated service to the organization and communities we serve. David has built a legacy of setting a standard to be the best in providing patient care. This is evident in the following recognitions under his leadership:
- Heart Attack Care:
- Achieved American College of Cardiology’s Platinum Plus Award 8 years in a row
- Mission Lifeline Gold Award from the American Heart Association 6 years in a row.
- Chest Pain/Myocardial Infarction Platinum Performance Achievement Award 3 years in a row for treatment of heart attacks through implementation of the ACC/AHA Guidelines (American College of Cardiology/American College of Emergency Physicians)
- EMS ranked #1 in the nation by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technician and EMS World Magazine.
- AirLink/VitaLink accredited in top 1% nationally (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems)
- Orthopedic/Joint Care:
- Blue Distinction Center+ in Knee and Hip Replacements by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina
- Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center by UnitedHealth
- 5 stars for Knee Replacement 12 years in a row by HealthGrades
Next to his contributions to quality & patient care, David is most grateful for the opportunity to mentor and influence several leaders’ professional development and promotion within NHRMC.
"We appreciate David’s calm, steady leadership and his devotion to the NHRMC mission,” said Andre Boyd, NHRMC Chief Operating Officer. “He has made a profound impact on our community and our patients, and he has been a strong advocate for his employees."
To continue supporting organizational needs, NHRMC will be posting a Cardiovascular Services Administrator position. This service line administrator role will serve as the administrative leader for strategic and administrative operations, physician relationships, quality, service and financial performance for the cardiovascular service line. Janet DeLucca will continue to serve as the Clinical Administrator for the Cardiovascular Service Line.
In addition, to this new role, evaluation of interim reporting/ restructuring for areas under David’s leadership are in progress. In the upcoming months, a detailed plan regarding impacted areas will be communicated.
David is looking forward to spending quality time with his wife, children and grandchildren. David also plans to take advantage of some of his favorite activities such as playing golf, paddle boarding and continuing to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity.