New Chief Executive to Lead Providence Portland Medical Center

March 14, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. – Providence Health & Services has named Theron Park the new chief executive of Providence Portland Medical Center. Park, who has served as chief executive of Providence Milwaukie Hospital for the last three years, will assume his new duties in early April. Park replaces Lisa Vance, who was recently named chief executive of Providence's clinical programs and community services in Oregon.

“We are excited to have Theron in this new role,” said Dave Underriner, chief executive of delivery systems, Providence Health & Services – Oregon. “His commitment to our Providence Mission, his strategic vision, and his ability to create partnerships are all strong leadership traits that will serve Providence well."

“I have been truly blessed to be a part of the Providence Milwaukie family and the communities we serve,” said Park. “Now, I am eager to begin this new chapter with Providence. Providence Portland is a recognized health care leader, and I'm honored to be able to serve with that team.”

In moving to Providence Portland, Park will lead a team of 4,500 employees and medical staff members who serve 90,000 patients annually. Providence Portland, a 483-bed facility, provides patient care and research in a variety of areas, including cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health, rehabilitation and behavioral health.

Park received a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. Prior to his positions at Providence Milwaukie, he was CEO of Moore County Hospital District in Dumas, Texas. Park and his wife have three children and live in Happy Valley.

Park begins his new role at Providence Portland April 11. Keith Hyde, Providence Milwaukie's chief operating officer will serve as interim chief executive at PMH.