Brett Lee

Brett Lee will be the first president of Texas Health Hospital Frisco, a collaboration between UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources which is scheduled to open late this year. He arrives after spending most of his career in the pediatric hospital world, most recently serving as the vice president of operations and clinical services at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. The hospital will open with 73 beds, an 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services, and a neonatal intensive care unit. It will also include an expansion of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, a multi-specialty center that will have ophthalmology,… Full Story

Juan Fresquez

Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

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.

Cory Scott

Texas Health Aetna

Texas Health Aetna, the health plan partnership between Texas Health Resources and insurer Aetna, which is now owned by pharmacy giants CVS, has named Cory Scott as chief executive officer. Scott will lead strategic direction for the the joint venture as well as Aetna’s North Texas and Oklahoma regions. Prior to this role, he was the market Head of Sales & Services for the Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi markets for Aetna. He also held leadership roles at Medicare, Piedmont Wellstar Health Plans, and Coventry Health Care. Scott will replace Jeff Cook, who will now be the Regional President for Texas,… Full Story

Dr. William T. Dauer

UT Southwestern Medical Center

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

Andrew Lane

Medical City Forth 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.

Kimberly S. Lody

Kimberly S. Lody will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Dallas-based Capital Senior Living Corp. CSLC is one of the nation’s largest operators of senior housing communities, with 129 facilities that provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care to 16,500 residents nationwide. Lody has 25 years of experience in healthcare marketing, sales, and operation management, and most recently was president of GN Hearing North America, part of the medical device division of GN Group, which provides audio solutions to various markets. Lody was also president of Chronic Care, the U.S. branch of Coloplast, a Danish $5… Full Story

J.W. Newman

J.W. Newman will be the Chief Operating Officer of Medical City Fort Worth as of January 14. Since last January, Newman has been the Associate Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas, and had the same role at Medical City Fort Worth before that. Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds with a variety of treatment services and is a designated comprehensive stroke center in the Texas Stroke Institute and a Joint Commission certified chest paint center. John Corbeil, who previously served in the COO role at Medical City Fort Worth, was promoted to be CEO of Kingwood Medical… Full Story

Paul Hain

Dr. Paul Hain has been promoted to be Chief Medical Officer and divisional senior vice president market delivery for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas after previously serving as president of North Texas Market Strategy for the insurer. In his new position, he will oversee public relations, community investments, government relations, and lobbying efforts. His other roles will include executive sponsor of Medicaid and Medicare in Texas and supporting the enterprise and marketing teams. Prior to working at Blue Cross, Hain was Vice President and Medical Director of Population Health and Network Development at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and… Full Story

Jaya Kumar

Dr. Jaya Kumar has been named Chief Medical Officer of Medical City McKinney, and will be starting in February. For the last five years, she served as medical director of a hospitalist group at Medical City Denton, and is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. Kumar will help the medical team at Medical City McKinney, a 260-bed acute care hospital that includes a Level III trauma center. She completed medical school in India before doing residency in New York and California.

Kathy Early

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