Saint Francis Healthcare Names Chris Cosby Market CEO for Tenet Healthcare’s Memphis Market and CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis

Nov 1, 2021


Memphis, Tenn. – Saint Francis Healthcare names Christopher “Chris” Cosby to the Market Chief Executive Officer position for Tenet Healthcare’s Memphis market and as CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis. Tenet’s Memphis market includes Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett.

With more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience, Cosby has spent the last decade as a CEO with HCA Healthcare. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Poinciana Medical Center in Orlando, Florida—a position he held for the past five years. While there, he developed and enhanced several of the hospital’s key service lines including orthopedic surgery, neurology, gastroenterology, urology and gynecology and added new programs for colorectal surgery and bariatrics. Cosby also oversaw a more than $22 million ER expansion project inclusive of a free standing emergency department, and created programs aimed at enhancing healthcare delivery to the senior population. Other accolades include being recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as both a Top 40 under 40 Business Leader in 2018 and as a CEO of the Year honoree in 2019.

“Chris is a perfect choice for the Market CEO position,” said Group CEO of Tenet Health’s Mid-South Market, Jeffrey M. Welch. “He brings the perfect blend of leadership skills, experience and strategic thinking to immediately become an asset in helping the Memphis market move forward.”

Cosby holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham as well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from Auburn University.

Chris Locke will continue his roles as the CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and Memphis Market Chief Operating Officer.

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