Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital has named James H. Sammons Jr., M.D., as its chief medical officer. In this position he will promote clinical excellence and safety in patient care throughout all departments at Texas Health Arlington Memorial. He’ll assume his post July 30.
Sammons will work with the hospital’s executive team and medical staff and report to Harold Berenzweig, M.D., Texas Health Resources’ executive vice president and Southwest Zone clinical leader.
Kirk King, the hospital’s president, said Sammons’ expertise, clinical skills, and leadership will be a valuable resource throughout the Texas Health system. “We anticipate him helping us advance our focus of addressing the overall well-being of individuals, from birth to the end of life,” he said.
Sammons formerly was vice president of medical affairs at two Virginia health care systems. He also served in the Armed Forces for more than 26 years and is a retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force Medical Corp, where he completed clinical and leadership assignments during two wars.
“The chief medical officer’s responsibility is to continuously improve patient care,” Dr. Sammons said, in a statement. “With this in mind, I look forward to promoting Texas Health’s commitment of engaging physicians on the medical staff, nurses, and employees at all levels in providing quality health care to patients on a daily basis.”