Darren Harris named CEO of Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Darren Harris, MBA, has been named chief executive officer of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. The Franklin medical practice opened its doors in January and includes 12 nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons. “We were thrilled to find someone of Darren’s caliber when searching for our new administrator,” said Don Webb, CEO of Williamson Medical Center. “We expect the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee to become the premiere orthopaedic destination in Middle Tennessee, and Darren’s experience in successfully leading and merging sizable orthopaedic practices will be invaluable to our physicians, staff and patients.” Harris received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University before receiving a Master of Business Administration degree in health care administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. Prior to joining the Institute, Harris served as executive director at Northern Carolina Orthopaedics, where he was instrumental in opening a medically integrated wellness center. He went on to serve as administrator at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates as well as OrthoCarolina, two of the largest orthopaedic practices in North Carolina. As CEO at the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, Harris will oversee day-to-day operations and strategic planning, with a focus on broadening the practice’s regional footprint. The Institute is temporarily located at Williamson Medical Center as construction continues on a state-of-the-art facility on Edward Curd Lane. “I met with the doctors, partners and shareholders, and was impressed with their level of engagement and eagerness to start their own clinic,” Harris said. “Having an opportunity to start a practice from the ground up doesn’t come along often, and I’m really excited about this partnership between Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute.”