Jim Parrish has announced he is leaving his position as chief executive
officer at Humboldt General Hospital.
“I would like to thank Humboldt General Hospital, including our staff
members, providers, contractors, volunteers, affiliates and all others
who have made this the best 12-plus years of my career,” said Mr. Parrish.
“I have truly been blessed by my associations in this hospital and
in this community.”
Members of the Humboldt County Hospital District Board of Trustees accepted
Mr. Parrish’s letter of resignation at their regularly scheduled
meeting on Tuesday, October 25.
Mr. Parrish will continue in his current role through December 31, 2016.
Board members scheduled a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November
10, at which time they will decide on an interim replacement for Mr. Parrish;
recruiting a new CEO is expected to take approximately six months.
“We want our community members to know that even though this is a
time of transition, patient care is still our top priority,” said
Mr. Parrish. “Our staff is committed to ensuring that patient care
does not suffer in any way.”
Mr. Parrish accepted the position of chief executive officer at Humboldt
General Hospital in 2004. Since that time, HGH Community Education and
Development Director Nicole Maher said employees and medical staff members
have accomplished a great deal under Mr. Parrish’s leadership.
Mr. Parrish said although he is very sad to be leaving HGH, “this
organization is in excellent shape from a personnel, financial, facilities
and medical staff standpoint.”
He also said he could not leave without sharing his feelings about his
staff members—whom he considers friends.
“This is the best group I have ever worked with,” he said.
“They are great leaders who have decided in big and small ways how
to best extend their department’s services, equipment and staff
to better meet the needs of our patients.”
“They are exceptional people who have brought this hospital forward
in an exceptional way.”
Mr. Parrish boasts a long list of professional accomplishments and affiliations.
He holds bachelor of arts and master’s degrees in business administration
from Eastern Washington University in Cheney. He is a Fellow of the American
College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is a Fellow of the American
College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). He was named a “Grassroots
Champion” in 2008 by the American Hospital Association, as well
as a “Healthcare Hero” in 2009 by Nevada Business Magazine.
In 2013, he was named one of the “EMS10 Innovators” by the
Journal of Emergency Medical Services, and most recently, he was named
a Fellow of the National Rural Health Association for 2015.