Medical City Children’s Hospital Names New CEO

O’Neal will return to Dallas after serving as COO of West Florida Hospital (Courtesy of: Medical City Children’s Hospital).

Jessica O’Neal will be Medical City Children’s Hospital’s new CEO starting in December. O’Neal served as Chief Operating Officer of West Florida Hospital in Pensacola, Florida since 2016. That hospital is owned by Medical City’s parent company, HCA Healthcare.

While at West Florida Hospital, she helped integrate the pediatric specialty care network services and providers into West Florida Hospital’s delivery system while launching a variety of pediatric services such as orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, GI, urology and imaging services.

O’Neal is no stranger to Dallas, as she was VP of operations and COO of Methodist Dallas Medical Center prior to her time in Florida. She has been in the healthcare field for 14 years.

“Jessica’s extensive experience with hospital executive operational strategies and launching new pediatric services brings additional expertise to Medical City Children’s Hospital as we continue to grow and provide advanced pediatric healthcare and women’s services for our patients,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas via release.

O’Neal has a a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Texas Christian University.