Elizabeth Niksich

Cooper Wellness Strategies

Cooper Aerobics has named  Elizabeth Niksich as the Director of Wellness for VentanaFit with Cooper Wellness Strategies. She will manage fitness programs at the new luxury high-rise senior living collaboration between Buckner International, Baylor Scott and White, and Cooper Wellness Strategies. Niksich has more than 30 years of experience managing wellness programs at Texas Health Resources, Mayo Clinic and Texas Instruments, and will provide wellness services and programming at the senior living community. “We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth to the Cooper Wellness Strategies team for our newest client Ventana,” said Dr. Tyler President and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Aerobics via… Full Story

Mark Deno

Medical City North Hills

Mark Deno will be the CEO of Medical City North Hills beginning August 5 after serving as the COO of the The Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. Deno has been part of HCA Healthcare since 2014, most recently overseeing the Colorado facility’s addition of services and increased standards in stroke care, rehabilitation, and surgical services. He began his career in surgery centers in Colorado and Texas, including as the CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington. Medical City North Hills is a 164 bed hospital and is a primary stroke center with Cycle 5 chest pain accreditation and a… Full Story

Kenneth Rose

Texas Health Hospital Mansfield

Kenneth Rose will be president and CEO for Texas Health Hospital Mansfield when the hospital opens in 2020. Rose is currently the vice president of ancillary services at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South. The new campus is a joint venture between AdventHealth, a nonprofit health system headquartered in Florida, and Texas Health Resources. The four-story, 95-bed facility will be located on 38 acres at Highway 287 and Lone Star Road in Mansfield, and will have general surgery, women’s services, orthopedics, interventional cardiology, gastroenterology, imaging, lab and pharmacy, and outpatient physical therapy. A medical office building and physician offices will be part… Full Story

Brett Lee

Texas Health Hospital Frisco

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