Medical City McKinney has named Dr. Steve Kaster as its new chief medical officer. He replaces Dr. Scott Donaldson, who recently retired. As CMO, Kaster will help advise the hospital’s leading medical experts. Prior to joining Medical City McKinney, Kaster was a physician partner with Digestive Health Specialists in Kansas City, Mo. He was also a board member of Physician Specialists of Kansas City, a large partnership of independent physicians. Ernest Lynch, CEO of Medical City McKinney, says the administrative team is excited to add Kaster to its group. “He is a physician that other doctors can look to for… Full Story
Parkland Health and Hospital System announced Don O’Bannon as the newest member of its board of managers. O’Bannon was appointed by commissioner John Wiley Price and will replace Marvin Earle. According to Parkland, O’Bannon is knowledgeable on legal matters involving federal AC/DBE regulations, federal and state procurement laws, construction, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the judicial standards for race and gender conscious measures. As a partner in private practice at the law office of Don O’Bannon, he practices civil litigation and counseling in affirmative action, commercial paper, employment discrimination, trademark, product liability, personal injury, and… Full Story
Medical City McKinney has named Andrew Nice as its new chief operating officer. He replaces Will Windham, who left for another position. As COO, Nice will oversee Medical City McKinney’s day-to-day operations, business strategies, and company policies. “Right now, [Medical City] McKinney is on a great trajectory in regards to patient experience and care,” Nice told D CEO Healthcare. “My plan is to sustain and grow that.” Nice says he also plans to “grow the hospital’s physician relationships with their patients along with patient experience and employee engagement.” According to Ernest C. Lynch, Medical City McKinney CEO, Nice brings a… Full Story
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has named Dr. Sealy Massingill as its new chief medical officer. As CMO, Massingill will oversee clinical staff at health centers in Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, Corsicana, Paris, Tyler, and surrounding communities. He will also be in charge of managing Planned Parenthood’s direct patient care site at Southwest Fort Worth health center. Massingill currently is president-elect of the Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Section 2 Chair for District XI of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Previously, he served as president of the Texas Medical Association Foundation and president of… Full Story
Medical City Healthcare has named Scott Siemer as its vice president of regional development. He is the first to take on this expanded position. As VP of regional development, Siemer will focus on growing the North Texas sector by developing access points, establishing relationships and collaborations with hospitals, and further developing Medical City Healthcare services. Siemer most recently served as healthcare strategy manager at New York-based Kurt Salmon Healthcare Strategy—a business advisory firm that’s part of Accenture and whose mission is supporting health systems throughout the country. Previously, he worked in the North Texas market in similar strategy positions at… Full Story
Industry veteran Terrell Warnberg has joined Cumberland as partner and will be leading the new performance improvement practice of Cumberland Consulting Group. The practice will provide results-driven solutions to help healthcare providers improve margins, bend the cost curve and increase operating efficiencies. The practice’s comprehensive services will range from process redesign and workflow improvement to denial management and cash collection improvement. Initially, Cumberland will focus on the delivery of its robust revenue cycle management service offering within this practice. Warnberg brings more than 30 years of consulting experience to her role at Cumberland and has previously held executive positions with Dell… Full Story
Denise Dwight, an experienced leader in executive and physician coaching, has joined HCA North Texas as vice president of patient experience. Dwight worked previously with HCA North Texas as the division patient experience coach through The Studer Group. The Studer Group works with health care organizations across the globe to improve patient outcomes and the overall patient experience. Her new role will bring this important executive resource in-house. Dwight served as an account leader and coach with the Studer Group since 2007. While working with the Studer Group, Dwight was recognized with the Flame Award and the Pillar Award for… Full Story
Ben Holland has joined HCA North Texas as a regional vice president of business development. In his new role, Holland will focus on regional growth and development, including physician partnerships, service line development, and rural outreach. His efforts will support Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Medical Center Alliance, North Hills Hospital, and Medical Center Arlington. Holland worked previously at Kurt Salmon, a health care management consulting firm based in Atlanta. He brings more than 12 years health care experience to his new role, including expansion and development initiatives for more than 90 hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers… Full Story
Peter Roberts will become the president of population health and insurance services, and he retains all population health initiatives, the development and deployment of insurance products, the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children, and population health data strategies.
Robert Morrow, M.D., will become president of physician organizations and academic relations, in addition to his role as chief clinical officer. Morrow will be responsible for all physician organizations, the system’s affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Pediatric Partners by Children’s Health, Children’s Health Pediatric Group, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, and clinical research.