David L. Morgareidge

Sky View Consulting Group, LLC.

David L. Morgareidge, who founded the Predictive Analytics Group within the healthcare practice at RTKL Associates’ Inc. Dallas office 6 years ago, has formed Sky View Consulting Group, LLC, to continue his work. Sky View combines the tools of discrete event and agent-based simulation, space syntax analysis, and Lean Six Sigma to analyze and optimize healthcare performance.  David’s career-long focus has been the use of virtual, digital design environments to exhaust the solution space and identify peak performing, targeted solutions for his clients. While with RTKL, David completed 40 projects for US and foreign clients, in both the private and… Full Story

Jim Dunn

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Dr. Dunn is responsible for development of effective talent management strategies for all “people-related” areas, including Human Resources, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Service Excellence. He previously served as the Executive HR and Learning Officer for the Office of Learning and Performance Development at the Cleveland Clinic, Chief Learning Officer for Texas Health Resources and as National Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Strategies for the American Cancer Society. Dr. Dunn holds a Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina and a PhD in Organization Development and Management from Benedictine University. He… Full Story

Ron Laxton

Parkland Memorial Hospital

After joining Parkland Health & Hospital System in 2012 as the Chief Implementation Officer, where he led the successful completion of the Corrective Action Plan efforts and managed hundreds of quality and safety initiatives, Ron Laxton, DNP, RN, is now serving as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. He oversees all system operations at Parkland in addition to his responsibilities for sustaining the quality and safety improvements. He will assist the Board of Managers and Fred Cerise, MD, Parkland’s CEO, in future strategic planning of the health care system. He will also lead the transition into the new Parkland hospital which… Full Story

Erin Rex

The Forté Group

The Forté Group Inc., a marketing and public relations company that serves the senior living and senior care industry, named Erin Rex its senior art director. She will head all internal and for-client creative services, including digital and print marketing and branding materials. She worked in numerous ad agency and Fortune 200 positions prior to Forté and has more than 20 years of experience. She is a graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and the Art Institute of Dallas. “Erin is an integral part of our brand and marketing leadership team,” said Rick Wilbins, Forté CEO.… Full Story

Whitney Taylor Cortner

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Whitney Taylor Cortner is the new director of marketing and communications at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She’s been on staff since March 31, spending nearly a decade prior to that in Boulder, Colorado. She will be a member of the senior administrative team and lead the development of marketing and communication programs for the school. “We are fortunate to have Whitney on our team of talent,” said Dr. Shelley F. Conroy, CNE, Dean and Professor, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, in a statement. “She has broad experience in the areas of public relations, communications,… Full Story

John W. Ehrie

LHP Hospital Group, Inc.

John W. Ehrie has been named the executive vice president and chief financial officer of LHP Hospital Group, Inc., a privately held company that provides capital and expertise to nonprofit hospitals. Ehrie will head LHP’s corporate finance functions, which include financial reporting, treasury, controller activities, internal and external audit, and tax. He’s been with the company since 2012 as vice president of financial planning and analysis. He was most recently senior vice president of finance, during which he headed strategic financial projects, assisted with the annual budget process and oversaw financial planning and analysis activities. Prior to joining LHP, Ehrie… Full Story

Sherry Daughtery

The LaSalle Group

The LaSalle Group has named Sherry Daughtery its director of finance. She has more than 20 years of financial experience and will be responsible for sourcing debt and equity for the Irving-based company’s new construction projects nationwide. She will also be the head of a team of financial analysts who will research analytics for all of the memory care company’s divisions. Daughtery previously oversaw a $2 billion portfolio belonging to the Fairfield Residential Company LLC, which is also in Irving. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and completed coursework with the Institute of Real Estate Management, earning her… Full Story

Anne Bavier

University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington has named a new dean of its College of Nursing, which sports an enrollment of nearly 12,000 and a 94 percent graduation rate. Anne Bavier, who has worked at the National Institutes of Health and served as dean of both the Connecticut School of Nursing and at Chicago’s Saint Xavier University, will take over the post on Aug. 1. “Dr. Bavier will lead us into a new era of national recognition and influence as we work together to improve health and the human condition across Texas and around the world,” said UTA president Vistasp… Full Story

Joseph Jasmon

The LaSalle Group

Joseph E. Jasmon has been named the first chief operating officer of the LaSalle Group, an Irving-based company that operates assisted living facilities in numerous states for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Jasmon will oversee strategic initiatives and further expansion efforts for the the LaSalle Group, which started in 1990 and now maintains 36 facilities in Georgia, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Texas. He was previously the managing partner of American Healthcare Management Group, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based healthcare consulting company. Before that, he was the chief implementation officer for Good Shepherd Health System in Longview and the executive… Full Story

Barbara Watkins

Barbara Watkins, a member of the board of directors at Medical City Dallas since 2000, has been named chair of the hospital system’s board. Watkins will replace Carole Young, who headed the board since 2007. The incoming chair helped establish the Parkland Foundation in 1985 and served as its president and CEO. She has been vice chair at Medical City since 2007. Read more here.