TriStar Centennial Medical Center appoints longtime executive as CEO

TriStar Centennial Medical Center appoints longtime executive as CEO

Longtime health care executive Tom Ozburn has taken the helm as CEO of the 741-bed TriStar Centennial Medical Center, replacing Scott Cihak, who stepped down last month for personal reasons, HCA Healthcare announced this week.

Ozburn has been a health care executive for the last 25 years and, since 2017, served as president and CEO of HCA’s Parkridge Health System. HCA credits Ozburn with expanding cardiology services while at Parkridge and helping to secure the approval of two freestanding emergency rooms in East Ridge and Soddy Daisy.

Ozburn also served as chief executive officer at TriStar Southern Hills, as well as other executive positions within the HCA TriStar Division.

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“Tom is a values-driven leader with an undeniable passion for serving patients, colleagues and his community,” said Mitch Edgeworth, president of HCA Healthcare TriStar Division, in a news release announcing the appointment. “Tom has extensive knowledge of the Middle Tennessee region and a track record of leading hospitals through unprecedented growth while remaining focused on individualized, patient-centered care. I am excited to welcome Tom back to the Nashville area in this new role within the TriStar family.”

According to HCA, Ozburn has a Doctor of Science degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham; a Master of Health Administration degree from the University Of Memphis College Of Health Sciences, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management from The University of Alabama.

Frank Gluck is the health care reporter for The Tennessean. He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @FrankGluck.

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