Marilyn Gray Elected to State Hospital Association Board

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cookeville, TENN. – Marilyn Gray, vice-chairman of the Cookeville Regional Medical Center (CRMC) board of trustees, has been elected to serve on the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) board of directors. Gray will serve a two-year term on the board as one of two hospital governance representatives.
Gray is no stranger to public service, having served on the Putnam County Commission for two terms before being appointed the CRMC board of trustees. She is now in her fifth year of a seven-year term. She has been instrumental in the local board’s continued certification through THA to ensure excellence, innovation and accountability in healthcare governance. She has played significant roles in several initiatives at CRMC aimed at improving the quality of care provided at the medical center and in ensuring its financial stability while still promoting growth.
Gray is a former secondary school teacher, having taught biology in both Georgia and South Carolina after graduating from Emory University with a BS in biology.      
“I’m honored to serve on the THA board and to have the opportunity to learn from seasoned healthcare executives and providers while representing the perspective of our rural and regional health system at the state level”, said Gray. “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. 
Gray is married to Dr. James Gray, a retired Cookeville OB-GYN. They have two children and four grandchildren.
CRMC’s Paul Korth, CEO, 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 healthcare, and an especially vital role in promoting quality and patient safety initiatives and education on healthcare regulation and requirements.