Medical City Healthcare has created a new position and found a local executive to fill it. Laura Irvine, former executive vice president of integration and alignment at Methodist Health System, will serve as Medical City Healthcare’s EVP and chief administration officer beginning August 1.
In the newly created position, Irvine will expand Medical City Healthcare’s service footprint “with an integrated approach to network access and regional outreach, hospital operations, and strategic planning,” the organization says. Her responsibilities will include support quality, service, and strategic growth.
At Methodist, Irvine directed healthcare reform initiatives while managing the integration and alignment of the system’s physician enterprises, accountable care organizations, expansion of care delivery centers, and more. Her accomplishments included planning and launching Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and developing plans for the Sammons Trauma Tower at Methodist Dallas Medical Center.
Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar said he believes Irvine will help the system continue to expand in the North Texas market: “[Irvine]’s exceptional experience and insight will help us achieve accelerated growth and transformation in these critical areas and support our goals of exceptional quality, service and excellence in patient care.”
Irvine earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baylor University. She earned her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University.