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.
Chief Executive Officer
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio in a family of six boys, no sisters, in a tiny home where the basement was always in some state of construction to accommodate the growing family. My folks, with little income, always managed to ensure we had opportunities to participate in cultural activities, sports and other activities that helped us develop into somewhat responsible adults.
I graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. After graduation and spending a summer touring around Europe, I moved to Salt Lake City, where I met and married my wife of now 38 years. We have 4 children and 7 grandchildren.
My health care career started as the Human Resources Manager for a large central laundry serving many hospitals in the Salt Lake and the surrounding region. My first CEO position was with a large shared service laundry in Boston. I moved back to Orem, UT and completed a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare.
Since that time, I’ve worked as Administrator/CEO in rural hospitals and business development positions in larger systems in New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado.
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 Human Resources
I was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Management concentrating in Human Resources from American Military University. I have served in the U.S. Navy and my comprehensive background includes banking, construction, and the past six plus years in healthcare. I’m pursuing my MBA with American Military University and expect to graduate in 2019. Currently, I hold the Membership Director position with the local chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management and am a member of the national SHRM organization.
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.