Meet Baylor Scott and White Health System’s New Chief Financial Officer

Penny Cermak is Baylor Scott and White’s new executive vice president and system chief financial officer after being promoted from within the organization. Cermak joined Baylor Scott and White in 2012 and has served in several leadership roles, including senior vice president of financial services, CFO of Central Texas, and was most recently CFO os hospitals, clinics, research, education, foundations, joint ventures, debt, and the Baylor Scott and White Quality Alliance. Prior to the merger between Baylor and Scott and White in 2013, she worked to integrate financial systems and processes and helped standardize operational and financial practices. Her work… Full Story

Meet the New Senior Executive Officer at Southwestern Health Resources

Southwestern Health Resources Clinically Integrated Network’s new senior executive officer will be Dr. Andrew Ziskind. The organization serves the healthcare needs of more than 900,000 people across 16 counties in North Texas and includes a 4,000 physician network through its accountable care organization. Southwestern Health Resources was founded in 2015 as a partnership between UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources and includes 29 hospitals in the region. The network saved $70 million in Medicare spending in 2017, and was the top ranked organization in the country for Medicare savings. “By focusing on innovative strategies that maximize efficient and effective use… Full Story

McKesson Has a New CEO

McKesson Corp. veteran Brian Tyler is the new chief executive officer, following John Hammergren, who has been in the position since 1999. McKesson, one of the largest corporations in the country, moved its headquarters to Irving last fall. Tyler has been at McKesson for 22 years and has led in every sector of the company as well as their corporate strategy and business development unit. He was most recently the COO and president of McKesson, and will join the company’s board of directors with the promotion. “I am incredibly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead this company,” said… Full Story

Medical City Lewisville Has a New COO

Allen Marsh is the new chief operating officer at Medical City Lewisville, where he will oversee operations at the 186-bed acute care hospital licensed that serves the Lewisville, Flower Mound, Castle Hills and southern Denton County areas. Marsh has been in the healthcare field for 13 years, and was Vice President of Neuroscience, Orthopedics, and Spine for HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division prior to his role in Lewisville. The division contained eight hospitals, 19 ambulatory surgery centers, more than 200 physicians and 12,000 employees across two states. “I am pleased to welcome Allen to Medical City Lewisville’s executive team,” said Sharn… Full Story

PCCI’s New Chief Funding and Innovation Officer

Leslie Wainwright will be the Chief Funding and Innovation Officer for the Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, a nonprofit healthcare intelligence organization connected to Parkland Health and Hospital System. Wainwright has worked in the healthcare innovation field for 20 years, and most recently led the Innovation Advisor Health Sector Practice at RTI International, a nonprofit research institution. She also had executive roles at Sg2 and AVIA where she worked in innovation, and is a regular international speaker. Her time will be divided between Dallas and Chicago and her roll will be to expand the organization’s development network in North Texas and broaden the impact… Full Story

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Will Have a New President

Juan Fresquez will be the new President of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Fresquez began his career at Parkland Hospital in Dallas before his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona Group – Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital. He has been in acute care hospital management for 28 years. “Fresquez is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in operational excellence,” said Pam Stoyanoff, executive vice president and COO of Methodist Health System via release. “His background and experience will be a perfect complement to the Methodist Mansfield culture and our mission to improve and save lives in our… Full Story

Medical City Plano and Frisco Name Chief Medical Officer

Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco have named Dr. Parikshet Babber to be the new chief medical officer. He arrives after serving as the executive vice president and chief medical officer of Harris Health System in Houston. While in Houstin, Babber managed a $30 million budget and 268 employees, while overseeing quality, accreditation, utilization, patient safety, coding, health information management and medical staff services.  Previously, he was an emergency room physician in the VA Medical Center in Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Babber to our hospitals’ leadership team and to our community,”… Full Story

Tenet VP will be the First Latina Chair of the Texas Hospital Association

Sally Hurt-Deitch, Tenet Healthcare’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services has been named Chair of the Texas Hospital Association. She will be the first Latina to hold the position. THA is an advocacy organization for hospitals that is focusing on funding for Texas physician residencies, behavioral health funding, enhanced Medicaid reimbursement rates, and helping Texas lose its place as the state with the most uninsured residents. Prior to her current role with Dallas-based Tenet, Hurt-Deitch rose quickly through The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, becoming Chief Nursing Officer there at age 27. She would later become Market… Full Story

UTSW Names the First Director of the O’Donnell Brain Institute

UT Southwestern Medical Center has named Dr. William T. Dauer the first director of the Peter O’Donnell Brain Institute. The neurologist and researcher will also be a professor of neurology and neurotherapeutics, and will begin in July. Dauer is known for his research into dystonia and Parkinson’s disease, has discovered novel treatments for the involuntary movements associated with the diseases. He is currently is the Director of the Movement Disorders Group and Director of the Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Michigan, where he teaches neurology and cell and developmental biology. The institute… Full Story

Texas Medical Association CEO Set to Retire

Executive vice president and CEO of the Texas Medical Association Louis J. Goodman is retiring after 22 years in that position. He helped lead the 53,000 physician and medical student members with 110 component county organizations statewide. Goodman is originally from New Jersey, and earned his bachelor’s master’s and doctorate in public affaris at New York University. He worked with the American Medical Association and at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago before joining the TMA staff in 1987. Since 1997 when Goodman took the role of CEO, TMA membership has grown by more than 50 percent while working with… Full Story