Texas Health Aetna, the partnership between Texas Health Resources and Aetna, has named DeWayne Wilson and Genevieve Caruncho-Simpson as its new CFO and COO, respectively. Full Story
UT Southwestern Medical Center has named Dr. F. David Schneider as its new chairman of the department of family and community medicine. Full Story
Dallas-based Access Healthcare, a healthcare revenue cycle and information technology services provider, has named Scott Schrader as its new chief commercial officer, effective immediately. Full Story
Dr. Hania Wehbe-Janek, vice president of academic research and development at Baylor Scott & White Health, has been appointed to the board of directors for the Chicago-based Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers. Full Story
The UNT Health Science Center recently appointed Dr. Charles Taylor as its new dean of the UNT System College of Pharmacy. He will replace interim dean Tina Machu and begin his duties in June. Taylor most recently served as dean and vice president of academic affairs at Northeast Ohio Medical University. At NEOMED, Taylor strengthened the college of pharmacy’s research enterprise by launching a neurodegenerative diseases and aging research center, which was funded by UNT donors and NIH grants. Prior to NEOMED, Taylor served as associate dean for clinical affairs at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and senior associate… Full Story
Medical City Healthcare has named Zach Mueller as its new chief nursing executive. He will replace Carol Gregory, who is retiring this month.
Irving-based Healthcare Associates of Texas named Tom Ziesmann its new CEO. He replaces Walter Gaman, who will transition into the role board chairman for Healthcare Associates. Full Story
UnitedHealthcare has named Scott Flannery as its new CEO of commercial operations in North Texas and Oklahoma. He replaces Tom Quirk. Full Story
Medical City Children’s Hospital has named Bill Lee as its new CEO, effective May 1. He will replace Keith Zimmerman. Previously, Lee served since 2010 as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. There, he oversaw clinical operations, financials, community relations, physician recruitment, and philanthropy. He’d also served as chief administrator for Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah, where he led a $20 million capital campaign to design and build a new children’s hospital to open in 2019. Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas, said Lee is a valuable addition to the… Full Story
Beth Ward, the chief financial officer for UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics, is leaving Dallas to take on a new position as executive vice president and CFO of Georgetown, S.C.-based Tidelands Health. She will succeed Terry Kiser and assume her new duties immediately. Ward, who’d been with UT Southwestern since 2012, led the integration of all areas of the hospital and clinic operations. She also played a part in the hospital’s transition to the new, 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Ward has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance.