Conley named CEO of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center

Joanna Conley has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, effective April 1, 2017. Conley currently serves as CEO of Poinciana Medical Center, an HCA affiliate in Kissimmee, Florida.

Joanna Conley has been named the new CEO of TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.

As CEO of TriStar Southern Hills, Conley will be responsible for operations at the 126-bed hospital and related care areas serving communities in and around south Nashville.

“Joanna has a demonstrated commitment to leadership, a culture of engagement and quality patient care,” said Heather Rohan, president of HCA’s TriStar Health. “I am confident that she will continue to build on the legacy and commitment of providing superior patient care and service the staff and physicians have built at TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.”

Prior to her current role, Conley served as chief operating officer of Poinciana Medical Center and associate chief operating officer at HCA’s Osceola Regional Medical Center, also in Kissimmee. She is actively engaged in the community including serving as governing board member of the UNC School of Public Health Alumni Association, board member of the Valencia College Foundation, board member of the Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, trustee of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Haines City Chamber, and new generations chair of the Rotary Club of Poinciana.

Conley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, Tennessee.  She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I am excited for the opportunity to join the TriStar Southern Hills team and work with the physicians, staff and board members to continue serving patients in the local community,” said Conley.

Conley replaces Tom Ozburn, who was appointed CEO of Parkridge Health System, sister HCA affiliate in Chattanooga, Tennessee, earlier this year.  

About TriStar Southern Hills

TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center has served the communities of southern Davidson, northern Rutherford and Williamson Counties since 1979. This 126-bed, award-winning hospital has built a strong reputation for outstanding emergency, cardiology, neurology and orthopedic services.  Through continuous quality improvement programs, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center maintains its commitment and vision to be the center of excellence for community-based healthcare.  Home of the region’s first telestroke network, TriStar Southern Hills is able to provide state of the art care to its stroke patients, saving valuable time.  For more information visit and click on TriStar Southern Hills.

About TriStar Health

TriStar Health is the largest, most comprehensive healthcare provider in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, supporting over 430,000 patients and nearly 453,000 emergency room visits annually. TriStar Health comprises 13 hospitals, 12 emergency rooms, 21 imaging locations, 10 CareNow Urgent Care centers, 59 TriStar Medical Group provider office locations and related care areas conveniently located in communities around the region. Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Health, part of HCA’s global network of cancer experts, offers a full range of services for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as comprehensive rehabilitation. Additional specialty care includes pediatric services provided through The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, advanced cardiology services provided through TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center, and behavioral health services provided through TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus. Services are supported by over 1,600 physicians and nearly 9,500 employees – including nearly 3,800 nurses – who, above all else, are committed to the care and improvement of human life. TriStar Health is part of HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. Learn more about at