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Chisolm named COO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital

Nov. 17, 2021, 2:32 PM


by Emily Stembridge

Troy Chisolm

Troy Chisolm has been named chief operating officer (COO) for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH).

As COO, Chisolm will lead a variety of initiatives and will support exceptional patient service, staff satisfaction, clinical quality outcomes, growth and volume management, and financial performance.

“I am so excited to welcome Troy as the new COO for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. He has more than 25 years of behavioral health experience and an extensive knowledge base that makes him a proven leader in our field. Troy will serve as an integral member of the behavioral health team as we continue to improve and refine our services for our patients and their families,” said Mary Pawlikowski, President of VPH.

Previously, Chisolm was employed by HCA Healthcare as chief executive officer of Pinewood Springs, a joint venture behavioral health facility comprising a 60-bed inpatient program, an adult and adolescent partial-hospitalization program, and intensive outpatient services.

In this role, he was responsible for overseeing the development of the facility, establish- ing effective care for patients and leading the organization through a global pandemic.

“I am very honored and humbled to join the team at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital as chief operating officer,” said Chisolm.

“During the interview process, I was impressed by the wonderful group of team members, all with a united focus on providing excellent behavioral health care to the Middle Tennessee community. I am looking forward to partnering with Mary Pawlikowski, leadership, medical staff and the entire team here to continue the high-quality care for which Vanderbilt is known.”

Chisolm received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Howard University and a master of health care administration from Seton Hall University.

He is board certified in health care management by the American College of Healthcare Executives, which he has been a member of for more than 20 years.

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