Tom Parker joined the Mammoth Hospital team as Chief Executive Officer in December, 2018. Parker brings extensive experience in the health care industry to his position, having started working in hospitals when he was 16 as a surgical orderly. Following graduate school, he worked for Legacy Health System in Oregon for 14 years, holding positions from Administrative Associate to Administrator of Legacy at Mount Hood Medical Center in Gresham, Oregon. Parker comes to Mammoth most recently from Snoqualmie Valley Hospital in Snoqualmie, Washington, where he served for eight years, first as Chief Operating Officer and later as CEO.
Parker obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration as well as an MBA from the University of Minnesota.
Parker was drawn to the CEO position at Mammoth Hospital for the scope of services provided, the expertise and commitment of the medical staff, and the high regard the community has for its hospital. He said that once he had the opportunity to meet Board members, managers, and medical staff, he was further convinced that Mammoth Hospital was the place he wanted to be.
Parker’s first winter in Mammoth was a doozy—he and his wife, Kristen, experienced the snowiest February on record as an introduction to town. Luckily, Parker has rekindled his love of skiing in a big way and enjoyed many days at Mammoth and June mountains during his first season.
Parker has also gotten to know the highways of the Sierra on his motorcycle, a Harley-Davidson Street Glide. He and Kristen are both active in their church and serve in the local congregation and in the community.
The move to California has also allowed the Parkers to be closer to their family and to be able to share with them the splendor of the Eastern Sierra when they come to visit. They have kids and grandkids in Utah and the Santa Rosa, and extended family in Arizona.