Medical City Denton announced Dr. Howard Shaw Jan. 17 as its new chief medical officer to help advise and lead the hospital’s physicians.
Shaw currently serves as the CMO at Great Plains Health located in Great Plains, Nebraska. There, he works on developing physician relationships and leadership, enhancing quality and patient safety, and directing physician retention and on-boarding effects. He earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in business from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.
“I personally look forward to working with the Medical City Denton staff and physicians with special emphasis on quality, patient safety, patient experience, and leadership,” Shaw said in a statement. “My wife and I are particularly excited about integrating our family into the Denton community.”
Medical City Denton, formerly Denton Regional Medical Center, is a 208-bed, acute care hospital with more than 850 employees and 300 physicians, and is a part of Medical City Healthcare. It holds a Level III trauma center designation (operating as a Level II anticipating accreditation this spring) and is a primary stroke center and a cycle III chest pain center.