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

Southwest Transplant Alliance’s New VP

Kirsten Gappelberg is the new Southwest Transplant Alliance Vice President of Marketing Communications and Foundation Relations. She will direct the organization’s community engagement activities, marketing and communications functions, and Outlive Yourself Foundation. Gappelberg has 20 years of experience in the communications and corporate social responsibility fields. Prior to STA, she led similar efforts at Mary Kay Inc., where she ran The Mary Kay Foundation. She began her career with JDA Software and with public relations agency Springbok Cohn and Wolfe. Southwest Transplant Alliance is a nonprofit organization that connects organ donors and those in need of lifesaving organs in much of Texas.… Full Story

Medical City Fort Worth Will Have a New CFO

Medical City Fort Worth will have a new Chief Financial Officer starting on February 11. Andrew Lane will move into the role after serving as vice president of finance at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco since July 2017. Lane, a certified public accountant, was previously responsible for accounting, patient access, health information management, case management, and the division’s centralized scheduling departments. Prior to Plano, Lane was a controller and internal auditor at other Hospital Corporation of America (who owns Medical City) facilities. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew to Fort Worth,” said Jyric Sims, CEO, via release. “Andrew’s… Full Story

Texas Health Resources to Make Layoffs at Multiple Facilities

Texas Health Resources will be laying off less than 3 percent of its 24,000 employees, or around 700 people. The changes are coming this week as the system “takes a long-term view of its operations and continued service to the community,” according to a release. “While we regret having to take these actions, we want to be clear that only a small number of employees were affected,” said Michelle Kirby, Texas Health’s chief people officer via release. “There are job opportunities in other areas of Texas Health and we have a long track record of placing impacted employees in other roles… Full Story