Britt R. Berrett began his service as president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in February 2010. He previously spent 10 years as president and CEO of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He has more than 20 years experience as a healthcare leader and administrator. His background includes both the nonprofit and investor-owned hospital environments. He brings strengths in building physician stakeholder relationships and driving clinical operations to achieve business results. Berrett holds a doctor of philosophy degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received a master of science degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and a bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Why Team Building Creates Better Leaders

Recently, Beryl Health CEO Paul Spiegelman  and I spoke at a Leadership Conference in San Francisco. We were invited to share our thoughts on leadership, and to present the principles that are foundational to our assertion that, in order to provide exceptional healthcare, we need to create exceptional teams. Together we have been writing and speaking on this topic and challenging healthcare professionals to purposefully embrace the responsibility to change the way we lead. Anyone who has been following this conversation can confirm that a purposeful and passionate discussion on the importance of building great teams should be occurring throughout… Full Story

Future Healthcare Leaders Need Mentors to Succeed

Last month, a private meeting was held at a North Dallas conference center. In attendance were more than 50 highly animated and energetic professionals who will most certainly make their mark on the world. Through the coordination of the American College of Healthcare Executives, participants, including mentors and early careerists from throughout North Texas, celebrated the completion of a six-month mentorship program. More than 50 executives were matched with aspiring healthcare professionals and participated in extensive training, coaching, and mentoring. Under the direction of ACHE Committee Chair, Beverly Dawson, chief executive officer of Elder Care; Teresa Baker, operations administrator, VA… Full Story

Leveraging Technology in a Time of Unprecedented Change

Seasoned executives confirm that we are entering into one of most tumultuous times in the history of healthcare. When Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, declares that, “I have never seen so much change occur in such a short period of time. It is unprecedented and we’d better be ready.” Well, we need to be ready! Not only are we experiencing a virtual explosion of new technology that combines high-speed image processing and technological capacity, we are experiencing breakthroughs in genome research that are beginning to enter our oncology treatment through clinical trails. Yes, indeed, we are entering an… Full Story