Last month, Saint Thomas Health announced two key leadership positions for Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West hospitals.
At Saint Thomas Midtown, Jeremy Gray has been named as chief operating officer. Most recently, Gray was COO at Chippenham Medical Center, a HCA affiliate in Richmond, Va. Prior to joining HCA in 2012, Gray held operational roles at CHS affiliate hospitals in Shelbyville and Jackson, Tenn. He earned his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of South Alabama and his master's in health services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Marco Fernandez has been named chief nursing officer. Fernandez has been with Saint Thomas since 1995, serving in a variety of leadership roles. He earned his master's in nursing from Vanderbilt.
At Saint Thomas West, Harrison Kiser will serve as chief operating officer. Kiser previously served as COO for several hospitals within Northwest Health System in Northwest Arkansas, part of Community Health Systems. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Memphis and his MBA in healthcare administration from Lipscomb University. Sam Straton, who brings 24 years of experience to her new role, has been named chief nursing officer. Straton joined the Saint Thomas team as the director of Cardiac Services in November 2016. Previously, the registered nurse served in various leadership roles at Jewish Hospital and the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky.