Saint Vincent names new second COO since 2021

May 31, 2023

Darrin Cook has been named as chief operating officer of Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, as well as the Massachusetts market for parent company Tenet Healthcare, which includes MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Cook has been in the role in interim since February.

Cook will manage day-to-day operations at both hospitals, as well as oversee long-term strategic planning, according to a Wednesday press release from Saint Vincent.

The COO position was previously held by Paul Smith, who joined Saint Vincent in fall 2021, and left the role earlier this year to become president of Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Cook came to Saint Vincent from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Florida, also part of Tenet, where he was administrative director. Cook was an active duty medical specialist in the U.S. Army and served a tour in Kuwait as part of his six-year military service. He holds an MBA in healthcare management and a bachelor’s degree in human services from the University of Phoenix.

“After serving as our interim COO for the last four months, we are very pleased to have Darrin stay with us as an integral part of the Saint Vincent Hospital and Massachusetts market leadership teams to help advance our operations,” Carolyn Jackson, CEO of Saint Vincent Hospital and Tenet’s Massachusetts market, said in the press release. “With his excellent track record, I am confident Darrin will continue to help further our mission of providing high quality care for our patients.”

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