Tom Karl

President, Parkland Health Center

As president of Parkland Health Center, Tom Karl is responsible for the successful operation of two facilities in southeastern Missouri. Parkland Health Center includes a full-service acute care hospital in Farmington, Mo., as well as a three-bed Critical Access Hospital in Bonne Terre, Mo. Parkland Health Center provides quality primary and secondary level inpatient and outpatient services to the people of St. Francois County and surrounding areas in southeastern Missouri.

The Farmington campus offers a full continuum of inpatient medical-surgical and intensive care, obstetrics, geriatric psychiatry and emergency services, along with a wide variety of outpatient services including a diabetes and wound care clinic and the Huckstep Heart and Lung Center.

The Bonne Terre campus was completed in 1995, primarily to continue emergency and outpatient services formerly delivered at Bonne Terre Hospital. The Bonne Terre campus includes outpatient oncology services, an infusion center and sleep study lab.

Karl has served as president of Parkland Health Center since 2008. He first joined the hospital in 1985 as chief financial officer and assistant administrator. He is a certified public accountant, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Along with his membership on the Parkland Board, Karl also serves on the board of the Surgery Center of Farmington, the Parkland Foundation Board and the BJC Home Care Board. He also has served in board capacities in several local and statewide charitable organizations.

Karl and his wife, Paula, have two grown children.