Children’s Health Redefines Roles for Several Top Executives

Children’s Health announced a series of changes to the titles and job scopes of its executive team members, which it says will contribute to efficiency, help the system better align with its strategic priorities, and support strategic objectives that include a focus on the patient experience.

David Berry’s promotion is one of a handful announced by Children’s Health recently.

There have been six changes so far—a spokesperson for the Dallas-based not-for-profit tells me a few more are on the way—so let’s take them one by one.

David Berry
New Title: President, System Clinical and Scientific Operations
Previous Title: President of System Clinical Operations
What it means: Berry will align Childrens’ clinical and scientific operations, and take on a larger role in the governance and operational leadership for clinical operations.

Rich Goode
New: President Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer
Previous: Chief Financial Officer
What it means: The new role will bring the reporting of several corporate services under Goode, in addition to his current perch as top financial officer.

Keri Kaiser
New: SVP, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Experience Officer
Previous: SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
What it means: Kaiser becomes Childrens’ first CXO, meaning she’ll add a focus on the consumer and patient.

Rustin Morse
New: SVP and Chief Quality Officer
Previous: Vice President and Chief Quality Officer (employed by UT Southwestern Medical Center)
What it means: Morse comes under Children’s Health employment and adds a “senior” to his job title.

Brenda Clayton
New: Vice President for Supply Chain
Previous: Senior Director for Supply Chain Operations
What it means: The former Tenet Healthcare and Healthcare Cost Solutions executive earns a promotion to vice president.

Javier Montemayor
New: Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs
Previous: Vice President, Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs
What it means: In addition to previous responsibilities, Montemayor will keep Children’s on track with system policies, procedures, licensing, governmental, and other requirements.

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