Tom Parker will replace Gary Myers as SMHD CEO
Mammoth Hospital is getting a new CEO. His name is Tom Parker and he’s coming from Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, in Snoqualmie, Washington— a small town off Highway 90 east of Seattle at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. Parker and his wife, Kristen, live in Redmond, a suburb of Seattle.
Parker resigned from Snoqualmie Valley on October 19 and is set to begin at Mammoth on December 3. Current Mammoth Hospital CEO Gary Myers will retire on December 31 after 23 years of service. The overlap is to ensure a smooth transition. Myers will be joining his wife, Karilyn, in retirement. “Since she retired, I haven’t been able to wipe the smile off her face,” Myers said. He was smiling, too.
Last Friday, Myers and Parker attended Southern Mono Healthcare District’s Planning Conference in the Emerald Room at The Village Lodge. The meeting was open to the public. On the agenda, Item III was “Public Comments.” When The Sheet arrived, it was asked, ironically enough by former Sheet reporter turned hospital staffer Sarah Rea, to leave,. Rea said the meeting was being held in closed session and therefore closed to the public.