Tusk Enterprises recently hired Thomas “T.R.” Griffith II as the medical staffing company’s first chief technology officer. The Arlington based company, which includes Rhino Medical Services and Hospitalists Plus divisions, provides locum tenens (temporary) and permanent placements of physicians and other medical professionals nationwide. “Tusk continues to expand its services and its roster of clients, and the company needs a focused technology strategist to maintain the complex systems in place and to address areas where Tusk’s technology can improve,” said Joseph Brunson, Tusk’s founder and chairman. “T.R., who has many years of IT experience, does all that and more.” Tusk… Full Story
Eric Wallis, RN, BSN, MSA, NE-BC, recently joined Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano as chief nursing officer / vice president (VP/CNO) effective September 8, 2014. Wallis comes to Baylor Plano from OhioHealth Marion General Hospital where he served as Vice President of Patient Care/ CNO for over four years. In this most recent role, he was responsible for the strategic, operational and financial performance of nursing. During his tenure, he provided executive oversight as Marion General developed service lines for wound care, robotic surgery and orthopedics. Wallis served as the CNO Lead for the OhioHealth north region hospitals. Prior… Full Story
Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Lisa Atlas Genecov, a prominent healthcare transactions lawyer with 30 years of experience, has joined its Dallas office as a partner. Genecov comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Locke Lord, where she was a partner and chair of the firm’s healthcare practice. She will now lead the healthcare transactional practice for Norton Rose Fulbright’s Dallas office. Genecov handles transactional, regulatory and compliance aspects of healthcare law, advising clients on transaction structures, implementation matters, compliance obligations and strategic opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and related health reform laws and regulations. Recognized by Chambers USA in… Full Story
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