Elisa Banigan, a former administrator at Crescent Medical Center in Lancaster, has been named chief financial officer of Forest Park Medical Center’s Frisco campus. Banigan will head the location’s financial operations, managing treasury duties, economic strategy, and forecasting. “We‘re confident Elisa’s proven experience will make her an asset to the Frisco team,” said Forest Park Medical Center Frisco CEO Julie Camp in a release. “Her track record of commitment to ensuring quality financial operations makes her ideally suited for the position.” In addition to her work at Crescent Medical Center, Banigan was a consultant to the regional CFO for the… Full Story
Baylor Health Care System president and chief operating officer Gary Brock has been named chair of Dallas Regional Chamber’s Health System CEO Council for 2014. “Gary is an exceptional industry leader not only for Baylor Scott & White Health, but throughout the broader Texas business community,” said James C. Oberwetter, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. ”His decades of experience will add great substance to the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Health System CEO Council as the group works to adapt to the recent and ongoing changes within the healthcare industry.” Dallas Regional Chamber’s Health System CEO Council brings together the health system… Full Story
The Medical Center of Plano has appointed Justin Doss as its new chief operating officer, effective March 17. Doss previously served as the chief operating officer at Blake Medical Center, a 383-bed HCA hospital located in Bradenton, Florida. While at Blake Medical Center, Doss directed the acquisition of new technology in cardiovascular and surgical care, implemented strategies resulting in a 5 percent increase in admissions, helped to achieve a Level 2 trauma designation, and enlisted physician involvement to drive operational efficiencies. He also managed multiple facility upgrades and maintenance projects. “Justin is an experienced leader with exceptional results throughout his… Full Story
MedSys Group recently announced the hiring of Nancy Miracle as a senior strategic advisor within its advisory services division. Miracle will work closely with clients across the country to solve clinical, financial, and operational process issues arising from a rapidly changing, technology-driven environment. “We are extremely pleased to have Nancy join our team while bringing depth and experience to our clients, focusing our success on our client’s ability to dance upon the tightrope,” said MedSys Group president Steven Heck. Miracle’s career has spanned clinical nursing, case management, and moved into the technology realm at Cerner Corporation and CareScience.
Janice Walker, formerly chief nursing officer at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth, has moved into the chief operating officer role at Baylor All Saints. She will also retain her vice president for women’s services responsibilities. Walker was formerly the CNO/COO at Baylor Medical Center at Garland. Ellen Pitcher, formerly chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, has moved into the CNO role at Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth. Pitcher had been chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano since 2004.
Texas Oncology recently named Chris Henderson as executive director for payer and public health relations. Henderson has been with Texas Oncology for 17 years, serving in a number of capacities related to managed care, payer relations, and revenue cycle management. In this newly-created role, Henderson will focus on developing and strengthening relationships with insurers, major employers, healthcare policy makers, and hospitals across the practice.
Victory Healthcare recently announced the appointment of Ivan Wood to the position of executive vice president of compliance and general counsel. “We are delighted to welcome Ivan Wood to the Victory Healthcare family, where his impressive history of expertise in corporate legal matters will be greatly utilized,” said president and chief operating officer Michael Urbach. “Wood has an extensive background in corporate legal areas, and we are confident his expertise will add immediate value to Victory’s daily operations, medical staff maintenance, and corporate transactions.” Wood has served as lead counsel in high profile acquisitions throughout the United States and also is… Full Story
Medical Center of McKinney has appointed Dr. Scott Donaldson as chief medical officer, a new position at the center. “We are excited to have Dr. Donaldson’s medical leadership in this new position,” said Ernest C. Lynch III, CEO of Medical Center of McKinney. “He has been a vital member of our medical staff since 1989 and is a physician that other doctors in our medical community can look to for his clinical expertise and quality outcomes.” The CMO brings the physician perspective to the senior leadership team on a consistent basis, and can articulate the hospital initiatives clinician to clinician.… Full Story
Forest Park Medical Center has named Rodney Bice as chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for its new Fort Worth campus, scheduled to open in August 2014. As COO/CNO, Bice will play a leadership role in business development and clinical operations and will lead the nursing staff. “We are pleased to announce the addition of Rodney to our leadership team at Forest Park Medical Center Fort Worth,” said CEO Jim Davis. “As we continue development of our campus, we welcome Rodney’s knowledge derived from his nearly two decades of leadership experience in hospital administration.”
Rowlett-based Lake Pointe Health Network recently appointed Jeanne Reeves as its new chief nursing officer. Reeves is responsible for advising and ensuring outstanding patient care along with improving LPHN’s quality indicator performance. “Lake Pointe is especially honored to have Jeanne Reeves as its new CNO,” said Brett Lee, chief executive officer for LPHN. “More than two decades of experience in progressive managerial, administrative and executive roles in the healthcare industry, coupled with her commitment to excellence and quality patient care, make Jeanne an invaluable addition to our organization.” Prior to working with LPHN, Reeves served as vice president of patient care… Full Story