Memorial Hospital announces new COO


Memorial Hospital recently announced Cory Darling as its new chief operating officer. Darling, who has spent more than a decade in hospital leadership within HCA, will oversee hospital operations and serve as an integral member of the administrative team.

“Darling brings a wealth of experience in hospital leadership and has a proven track record of leading hospitals in service line growth and performance improvement initiatives,” said Memorial Hospital President and CEO Bradley Talbert. “Darling is dedicated to living the HCA mission and values and will be a valuable member of the team as we continue to deliver high-quality, care to our patients.”

Darling spent the last four years as COO of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where he led several expansion projects and growth initiatives. Utilizing evidence-based leadership practices, Darling provided operational oversight and guidance, overseeing volume and key growth initiatives, while also helping to improve patient satisfaction scores. Prior to joining the TriStar team, Darling served in hospital leadership roles at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho, Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Darling earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Belmont University and his master’s in business administration at Vanderbilt University. He will join the Memorial Hospital team on Nov. 27.