HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson Names New CEO

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Richardson has named Brent Yates, MHA, OTD, as its new CEO. Yates assumed the role on Feb. 13 and will replace Jim Ransom. In his new position, Yates oversees day-to-day operations and supervises quality and care at the in-patient rehabilitation hospital, which treats major illnesses and injuries including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and orthopedic injuries. Before joining HealthSouth Richardson, Yates served as the director of an in-patient rehabilitation facility in Cookeville, Tennessee. Frank Brown, president of the southwest region of HealthSouth, says Yates’ clinical knowledge and experience as an occupational therapist will be beneficial… Full Story

Texas American Indian Leader Applauds NIH Tribal Health Appointment

NIH has appointed Dr. David R. Wilson as the first director of the NIH Tribal Health Research Office to coordinate American Indian and Alaska Native health research. The office organizes NIH research related to the health of American Indians and Alaska Natives across the NIH institutes, centers, and offices. NIH created the office to recognize the importance of meaningful input from and collaboration with tribal nations on NIH programs and policies. The THR office aligns with NIH guidelines on the implementation of the HHS Tribal Consultation Policy that describes how NIH will consult and share information with Indian tribes about… Full Story

Medical City Healthcare Names New VP of Graduate Medical Education

Medical City Healthcare named Chad Brands, MD, as its new vice president of graduate medical education on Feb. 13. This is a newly created division by Medical City. In his role, Brands will be responsible for expanding and developing residency training opportunities within the division in collaboration with Medical City’s academic partners. Brands has nearly 20 years of healthcare experience. Certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, he has served as vice president and medical director of clinical integration at Children’s Health. Before Children’s, he was founding director of the graduate medical education program at All Children’s Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. He also served as… Full Story

Medical City Green Oaks Names New Chief Operating Officer

Medical City Green Oaks Hospital has named Krysla Karlix as its new chief operating officer. She will succeed Pam Whitley, who the hospital says will retire “in early 2017.” Karlix most recently served as chief executive officer at Garland Behavioral Hospital. Prior to Garland, she was executive director at the Medical City Mckinney Wysong campus, which is managed by Medical City Green Oaks Hospital. In her new role, Karlix will be responsible for Medical City Green Oaks Hospital’s operations at the main campus, which is a 124-bed, in-patient psychiatric hospital including a 24-hour emergency room. She will also manage outpatient… Full Story

Wray Borland Leaves Medical City Plano, Named VP of Operations at Christus Spohn Hospital

Medical City Plano Assistant Administrator Wray Borland will leave the hospital to join Christus Spohn Health System as the vice president of operations at Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-Shoreline in Corpus Christi. Christina Roscoe, assistant resident at Medical City Plano, will take Borland’s place In his new role at Shoreline, Borland will oversee a number of the organization’s clinical support and ancillary operations. Borland says he and his family are excited to be moving closer to the ocean and look forward to all the outdoor activities Mustang Island has to offer. “It’s great to be back in the city I grew up… Full Story

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center–Garland President Retires

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Garland President Tom Trenary retired on Feb. 1. Donas Cole, who joined the medical center in 2012 and served most recently as its vice president of administration, will serve as its interim president. Trenary became president of the Garland medical center in July 2008, according to Baylor Scott & White Health. Previously, Trenary had served as vice president of operations for Medcath, a cardiac healthcare system in Charlotte, N.C. Trenary’s healthcare career spans more than 40 years. He worked at multiple healthcare organizations across the U.S. in senior leadership positions at systems like Transitional Hospitals… Full Story