CEO, CNO of USMD Hospital in Fort Worth Assumes New Role at Franklin Foundation Hospital

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry, who was the CEO and CNO of USMD Hospital in Fort Worth for 10 years, is the new CEO of Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin, Louisiana. Atkins-Guidry led USMD, a for-profit venture facility with Texas Health Resources, USMD Holdings Inc., and local physicians. It has eight in-patient beds, an eight-bed step-down unit, six operating rooms, and an emergency center. In her new role, Atkins-Guidry will oversee USMD’s 22-bed Critical Access Hospital and also maintain a seven-bed 24-hour emergency room, a four-bed ICU unit, and telemedicine practices. Atkins-Guidry says she’s excited about the move from DFW to Franklin and… Full Story

DFW Hospital Council’s Dorothy Elford Named New CEO of Acuity Specialty Hospital

Dorothy Elford, who has served on the board of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council for nine years, will be the new CEO of Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas in San Antonio. In her new role, Elford will oversee the 30-bed long-term acute care hospital, which includes 12 ICU monitored beds, a special procedures suite, and the latest technological installments like CT scanning. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the team of Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas, the region’s premier specialty LTAC hospital,” Elford said in a statement. “This hospital and the team is a… 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