New COO at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital


St. John’s Episcopal Hospital has announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer.

Christopher J. Parker arrives from Shore Regional Health of the University of Maryland, where he served on the executive team since 2003. Prior to joining Shore Regional Health, he held executive positions at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia, and at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington.

Parker, a diplomat of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, was appointed in 2015 as Chairman of the Maryland Hospital Association Prime Board of Directors. He serves on the advisory committees for several local universities.

Under his leadership as Chief Nursing Officer, Shore Regional Health was awarded Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center was redesignated Magnet in 2013.