COOKEVILLE – Marilyn Gray, vice-chairman of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center board of trustees, has been elected to the Tennessee Hospital Association board of directors. Gray will serve a two-year term as one of two hospital governance representatives.
Gray served on the Putnam County Commission for two terms before being appointed the CRMC board of trustees, where she’s now in her fifth year of a seven-year term. She has aided in several initiatives at CRMC aimed at improving the quality of care provided at the medical center.
Gray is a former secondary school teacher, having taught biology in both Georgia and South Carolina after graduating from Emory University with a B.S. in biology. Gray is married to Dr. James Gray, a retired Cookeville OB-GYN.
“I’m honored to serve on the THA board and to have the opportunity to learn from seasoned health care executives and providers while representing the perspective of our rural and regional health system at the state level,” Gray said. “Current initiatives and decisions being made at the federal and state levels will be important for our patients and all citizens of this region and state. ”
CRMC’s CEO Paul Korth is also serving a two-year term on the THA board, representing the THA Council on Government Affairs.
The mission of the Tennessee Hospital Association is to lead its members in advocacy for and support of community-based hospitals and health systems and to assist them in delivering accessible, cost-effective, quality health services. The THA performs many roles in health care, and an especially vital role in promoting quality and patient safety initiatives and education on health care regulation and requirements.