Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce Cory Darling as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Darling will oversee hospital operations and serve as an integral member of the administrative team. Darling has spent more than a decade in hospital leadership within HCA.
“Darling brings a wealth of experience in hospital leadership and has a proven track record of leading hospitals in service line growth and performance improvement initiatives,” said Memorial Hospital President & CEO Bradley Talbert. “Darling is dedicated to living the HCA mission and values and will be a valuable member of the team as we continue to deliver high-quality, care to our patients.”
Darling spent the last four years as COO of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, TN where he led several expansion projects and growth initiatives. Utilizing evidence-based leadership practices, Darling provided operational oversight and guidance, overseeing volume and key growth initiatives, while also helping to improve patient satisfaction scores. Prior to joining the TriStar team, Darling served in hospital leadership roles at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, ID, Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, TN and at Grenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.
Darling earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Belmont University and his Master’s in Business Administration at Vanderbilt University.
When not working, Darling enjoys spending time with his family, playing the guitar, spending time outdoors and serving as an active member in both his church and his community.
Darling will join the Memorial Hospital team on November 27.