Our Administrative Team consists of several members who are focused on the overall operations of the organization. They provide leadership in the day-to-day management of the organization, evaluate the system as a whole to problem solve challenges and solutions, remove obstacles, and ensure the hospital is running smoothly and efficiently. This team is represented by the CEO, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Quality Improvement and Human Resources.
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Quist began his healthcare career with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation’s leading for-profit healthcare system, as a Divisional Controller in Northern California. During his 24 years with HCA, Mr. Quist served in several leadership roles including 14 years as CEO of 250-bed Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. In 1998, Bob left HCA and joined Tenet Healthcare as CEO of their 465-bed flagship hospital in Houston, Texas.
In 2002, Bob and his wife retired to Park City, Utah, while continuing to accept interim assignments with several hospital companies in the Midwest and mountain states. During that time he has acquired extensive experience in Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in Colorado, Louisiana and, Oklahoma while serving in interim CEO positions.
Mr. Quist graduated from Brigham Young University with a Major in Business Management and Accounting. Bob is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Public Accountant.
Bob and his wife Marilynn have four grown children and 13 grandchildren. Their current home is in St. George, Utah where Bob enjoys as much golf as Marilynn can put up with!
Chief Nursing Officer
Ralph Parker, BSN, MSN, RN provides executive leadership and strategic direction for Clinical Services at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. Clinical Services encompasses the Nursing staff for inpatient and out-patient services, respiratory care, radiology, laboratory, pharmacy services, physical therapy, EMS and ambulance services.
Prior to joining Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, he was the Nurse Executive at the Wyoming State Hospital where he led the nurses for the 104-bed campus. Prior to this position he held several leadership positions with Banner Health in Arizona.
He received his Associates in Applied Sciences degree from Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, AL and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, as well as Master of Science in Nursing with emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care System degree, from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix AZ.
Ralph is a member of the American Nurses Association, American College of Healthcare Executives and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Ralph, a native of Wyoming born and raised in the Big Horn Basin, returned home with the knowledge he has gained over the years to assist in providing excellent care to the people of his home state, Wyoming.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
I was born in Rochester, New York and grew up in a small town in western New York State. I received my Associates degree in Accounting from Alfred State College in Alfred, New York and my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Later, I went on to earn my MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
I started my career as an auditor and then moved to Dallas, Texas to work in the corporate office of a large healthcare company. Eventually, I moved into a hospital controller position before becoming a hospital CFO. I have worked in small and large hospitals throughout my career. Professionally, I have been involved in several professional organizations including the Healthcare Financial Management Association and have also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations. My wife, a nurse and I have 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Director of Compliance, Quality & Risk
I was born in Seattle, Washington, then moved to Los Angeles, California, where I was raised. I graduated from University of California Berkley in 1991 with a B.A. in History. After receiving my B.A., I went on to earn my M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University in 1995. I continued even further to get my M.H.A. from Ohio State University in 2000. I have two daughters, Lane and Mary Clyde Bissett, and one son, Collin McDonald, JR, with my beautiful wife, Elizabeth.