Chris Durovich, the president and chief executive officer of Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s HealthSM) has more than 30 years of leadership experience in adult and pediatric health care and physician practice management. Since becoming president and chief executive officer in 2003, he has guided Children's to be the seventh-largest and second-busiest pediatric health care system in the nation, serving more than 200,000 children each year. Children’s consists of two full-service hospitals which are licensed for nearly 600 beds, 18 Children’s HealthSM Pediatric Group medical homes, multiple ambulatory and specialty care centers, population health services, more than 1,000 physicians and dentists serving through several physician corporations, more than 5,900 employees and a pediatric research institute. It is the pediatric teaching hospital for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; it consistently ranks among U.S. News and World Report’s top pediatric hospitals; and it has been honored as a Magnet Hospital, a “Most Wired” Hospital and a Best Place to Work. It is also a recipient of the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. Prior to joining Children’s, Chris served in adult healthcare leadership roles at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Michigan Health System, Northwestern University Medical School, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Children’s CEO Durovich On The Need To Prioritize And Renew CHIP

The Editorial Board of the venerable New York Times recently saw fit to call for a renewal of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in its current form. Children’s Health wholeheartedly endorses this viewpoint on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Texas children who rely on the program to give them a start on a productive and healthy future. This meaningful primary healthcare access is inextricably linked to the future of our vibrant state and country. Raising healthy children requires a strong system that supports their health and wellness from the day they are born. CHIP is a critical… Full Story