Medical City North Hills has named a new chief nursing officer. The hospital said Tuesday that John Marker has been tapped for the role, effective April 9.
Marker joins the North Richland Hills-based hospital after serving as chief nursing officer at Women’s & Children’s Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana. He takes over for Tracey Smithson, who left for Snellvile, Georgia-based Eastside Medical Center, another HCA Healthcare facility.
At his hospital in Louisiana, Marker cut nursing turnover in half while improving patient satisfaction, according to a news release from Medical City North Hills. He’s been CNO there since 2009 and served as associate chief nursing officer at Wichita, Kansas-based Wesley Medical Center prior to that.
“Having a nurse leader with such experience and nursing leadership expertise such as John’s is a great benefit to Medical City North Hills and our patients,” said Xavier Villarreal, Medical City North Hills CEO, in a statement. “Our growth and clinical accomplishments will only further be strengthened with such leadership.”