Early Named CEO of USMD Hospital at Fort Worth

Kathy Early has been the interim CEO and CNO since June. (PRNewsfoto/USMD Hospital at Fort Worth)

USMD Hospital at Fort Worth has named Kathy Early its chief executive officer and chief nursing officer.

Early has been serving in those roles on an interim basis since June, and was the vice president of patient services at USMD Hospital at Arlington prior to that. She was that hospital’s nurse manager of surgical services before the promotion and has also served as a head nurse, staff RN, and clinical coordinator.

“Kathy is a highly seasoned health care executive who brings tremendous experience to this position,” said Dr. Richard Johnston, chief executive officer and chief physician officer of USMD Health System, in a statement. “Her background, skills and aptitude will serve her well in this role, and I look forward to her ongoing leadership and commitment to moving the hospital forward.”

Early has a master’s degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Science Center.