Forest Park Medical Center Dallas has appointed Archie Drake as CEO. He previously served as chief operating officer of Forest Park Dallas, and brings more than 27 years of experience in senior healthcare management to his new role. Prior to joining Forest Park’s team, Drake was vice president of operations at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and in various leadership positions at Parkland Health & Hospital System and St. Paul Medical Center. He earned his MBA from Amberton University and maintains an active membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Dan Cloud has been named Forest Park Medical Center Dallas’ new chief nursing officer, a role to which he brings more than 13 years of experience. Cloud previously served as director of nursing administration for Forest Park Medical Center Dallas, and prior to that as nurse manager for Baylor University Medical Center. He earned his master’s degree in nursing from Loyola University and is an active member of the American Nurses Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Toni Walker has been named director of nursing for Presbyterian Village North, a faith-based continuing care retirement community in Dallas. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse to the role, paired with an extensive knowledge of clinical expertise and a managerial background in nursing and healthcare communities. She received her licensed vocational nurse and registered nurse certifications from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and, in her new role, will be responsible for conducting quality assurance audits, tracking medical reports for trends, managing the nursing department budget, and conducting and coordinating educational programs for employees.
Jeff Baum has been named vice president at Hill+Knowlton Strategies in Dallas. Baum, who began his career as a staff assistant with the U.S. Congress, served as vice president of Global Communications for technology services provider EDS. He previously directed financial media relations at Lucent and spent more than seven years with pharmaceutical and consumer health care products company Warner-Lambert.
Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing has welcomed a new assistant to the dean, Kristen Singletary, who joins the school after moving to Dallas from Chicago. In her role with LHSON, she will provide administrative support for the dean of the school while incorporating functions of leadership, service, and teamwork into her role. Prior to joining LHSON, Singletary was an independent personal tutor in Barrington, Illinois, a home school teacher and childcare provider in San Francisco, an event planner and administrative assistant at Performance Trust in Chicago, and a student teacher at Hillcrest Elementary and North Waco Elementary in… Full Story
John E. McDonald has been appointed chief medical officer of North Hills Hospital, where he will support its mission to serve, care for, and assist in the healing of Tarrant County patients and their families. Prior to assuming this role, McDonald has held roles as North Hills Hospital’s secretary, vice chief of staff, and chief of staff for the medical executive committee, as well as on the board of trustees as vice chairman. He currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees. McDonald is a graduate of Texas Christian University, where he earned his BS in biology. He also attended the University… Full Story
Continuing her 12-year career in healthcare, Melissa McLeroy has joined The Medical Center of Plano as chief financial officer. She previously served as the vice president of finance at Medical City Dallas, where she was in charge of finance, patient registration, revenue integrity, materials management, clinical resources, and asset management, plus maintenance of the hospital’s budget process, ongoing financial analysis, and staff productivity. She also co-authored a book, Preventing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections: Build an Evidence-Based Program to Improve Patient Outcome, which highlights the importance of reducing hospital-acquired infections. McLeroy earned her MBA with an emphasis in healthcare from Texas Woman’s… Full Story
NorthStar Anesthesia has named Jeremiah Radandt its new chief financial officer, a role to which he will bring leadership experience from his most recent post as CFO of Primary Children’s Hospital, a unit of Intermountain Healthcare. Prior to that, Radandt previously served as the vice president of strategy and chief financial officer for a business unit of Health Markets Inc. and as a consultant with Bain & Company. NorthStar CEO Chris Riopelle is excited about the addition of Radandt to the team, and feels his experience with physicians, hospitals, and insurance providers will bring much to the table for the company’s… Full Story
Christy Naylor, a former assistant vice president and regulatory counsel for corporate compliance and board governance at Methodist Health System in Dallas, has been named Forest Park Medical’s new chief compliance officer. In her new position, she will oversee Forest Park’s corporate compliance program and work with constituents to ensure that the board of directors, management, and all employees remain in compliance with company standards pertaining to conduct and rules and regulations of various regulatory bodies. Naylor brings more than five years of experience in “progressively responsible” healthcare compliance and more than 15 years of experience in substantive law to her… Full Story
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