Dr. Karen Duncan

JPS Health Network

Pediatrician Dr. Karen Duncan will be the JPS Health Network’s Chief Operating Officer. She brings more than 20 years of clinical and executive leadership experience to the role. Duncan previously served as Executive Vice President of Community Health Services of JPS, which she assumed in 2017. She will officially take over at the end of the January for Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Bill Whitman when he retires. Duncan has worked in leadership at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and Cook County Health and Hospitals System in Chicago. Prior to coming to JPS, she was a Principal at healthcare… Full Story

Regina Nethery

Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Regina Nethery will be Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Vice President of Investor Relations, after most recently serving as Enterprise Vice President for Humana Inc. Nethery was with Humana for more than two decades, with 17 years in the investor relations department. Prior to that, she worked in the internal audit department, where she worked with financial operations. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand, which became PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Doug Layman

Naturally Slim

Dallas-based Naturally Slim has appointed Doug Layman as chief revenue officer to lead growth in the employer-sponsored space. Layman brings more than two decades of experience in the employer benefit space to the company. Layman has been in the employee benefits industry for more than 25 years as a strategic planning, business development, and sales leader. He was formerly the president of Gilsbar Health and Life where he was also executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. Prior to that, he was chief sales and marketing officer at HCap Strategies. Naturally Slim’s digital weight management, diabetes prevention, and metabolic… Full Story

Jon Roth

Dallas County Medical Society

The Dallas County Medical Society has named Jon Roth as its executive vice president and chief executive officer, becoming just the fourth EVP in the 143-year history of the organization. He replaces Michael J. Darrouzet, who was named as executive vice president and chief executive officer for the Texas Medical Association earlier this year, and will start in early 2020. Jon has extensive medical association advocacy experience, and most recently served as the CEO for the California Pharmacists Association, the largest statewide pharmacists society in the country. He has also been the president in the National Alliance of State National Alliance of State Pharmacy… Full Story

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