April 9 2009 - TMF Nurse Appointed To State Post

For Immediate Release

April 9, 2009

John Moore
Media Relations
(903) 531-4542


TYLER, TX -- Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David L. Lakey, MD has appointed Walter Rodney Parrish, RN, a cardiac care nurse at Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, to a three-year term on the TDSHS Cardiac Care Committee.

The committee reviews pertinent issues and make recommendations to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council who, in turn, makes recommendations to TDSHS.

"All of us appreciate your (Parrish) willingness to serve the EMS/trauma systems community in this manner and look forward to a productive working relationship with you," said Dr. Lakey. "It means a lot that you are willing to participate in making our great state safer and better prepared to respond to acute illness and injury."

Parrish has been with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics 18 years.

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics includes Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler, Mother Frances Hospital-Jacksonville, Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital, affiliated with HealthSouth, and Trinity Clinic. Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multispecialty medical group, with over 250 physicians and mid-level providers representing 37 specialties in 34 clinic locations serving east Texas. For more information on services available through Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, visit tmfhs.org.

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