Mark Medley

FRANKLIN, TN.  November 13, 2013.  Mark Medley was installed as Chair-Elect of the Tennessee Hospital Association during the association’s annual meeting in Nashville last month. He will become Chairman during the 2014 annual meeting. Medley is President of Hospital Operations for Capella Healthcare, based in Franklin, TN.

Medley is responsible for the operations of Capella’s 14 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states throughout the U.S.  He has served as chairman of the THA Council on Government Affairs and he received the THA “Small or Rural Hospital Leadership Award” in 2013 in recognition of his service. In addition, he has served on the Tennessee Rural Partnership and Tennessee Hospital Solutions Group boards of directors.

A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medley has served on the advisory council to Tennessee’s ACHE regent. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for Ridley Barron, Inc., an organization nationally known for its efforts to improve patient safety and inspire positive change.

Medley received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and master’s degree in business administration at Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville.   He is a native of Cookeville.

“I’m honored to be entrusted with this position of leadership by my peers and colleagues in the THA,” said Medley. “Having been born and raised in Tennessee, I realize how important our hospitals are in not only serving individual’s healthcare needs but also the significant contributions they make to our economy.  I look forward to serving Tennessee’s hospitals and other health care organizations during this transformational period in our state’s and nation’s healthcare delivery system.”

Medley and his wife Maree reside in Franklin.

Reginald Coopwood, MD, President and CEO of Regional Medical Center at Memphis, is the THA’s new Chairman with Joe Landsman, President and CEO of University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, as Immediate Past Chairman.

Founded in 1938, THA serves as an advocate for hospitals, health systems, home health agencies and other healthcare organizations and the patients they serve.

About Capella Healthcare

Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 14 acute care and specialty hospital facilities in six states, including five in Tennessee:  DeKalb Community Hospital in Smithville, Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, Highlands Medical Center in Sparta, River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Stones River Hospital in Woodbury.  With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level.  The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities. For more information, visit the website,


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