Curtis Watkins is currently president and chief executive officer of Parallon Technology Solutions (PTS). In this role he is responsible for the strategic implementation and support of information technology services, applications and processes for PTS’ clients. Before serving as president and CEO, he held the position of vice president and chief strategy officer for PTS. Curtis has more than 20 years of IT experience, including IT strategic consulting, systems strategy development and leadership.
Prior to joining PTS, Curtis served as the corporate vice president and deputy chief information officer (CIO) for Community Health Systems (CHS). Responsible for hospital clinical systems strategy and product development, he also led the organization’s enterprise architecture and meaningful use program. Earlier in his career, he served as CIO for St. David’s Health System, as well as a program director with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), successfully leading one of the largest IT realignments in the company’s history.
With an extensive track record of IT leadership, Curtis has refined the development of IT organizational support structures, in addition to complex system implementations and integrations. Curtis serves on the board of directors of the Nashville Technology Council and is an avid supporter of the United Way. He earned his MBA from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.