Medical City Hires Charles Gressle as Chief Operating Officer

Medical City Dallas Hospital has hired an experienced healthcare executive as its new chief operating officer. Charles Gressle, a 16-year industry veteran, will begin his new post on Aug. 13. Gressle comes to Medical City from HCA’s Continental Division, where he served as senior vice president and oversaw growth strategies for operations in Denver, Oklahoma, and Wichita. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer at The Women’s Hospital of Texas, where, among other things, he managed a $78 million tower expansion and led a growth initiative that helped make the system No. 1 in Houston. “Charles has a combination… Full Story

Meet the CEO: Bruce Sammis, Lockton Dunning

What kind of CEO is Bruce Sammis? The kind that holds onto good advice for 23 years. When Sammis was working for Cigna Healthcare in the 1980s, he found himself at the helm of a huge project. “I was put in charge way before I was ready,” he says. “I tried to fix everything from Day One.” A higher-up in the company gave Sammis advice that has since become a guiding tenet in his life. “He told me that when people ask how things are going, they want to hear the words, ‘Never better,’ not something negative,” Sammis says. “To… Full Story