Ed Heffernan has been appointed the role of chairman of the board of directors of Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s HealthSM). His leadership and commitment to making life better for children began years ago. Ed served on the board of directors of Children’s Medical Center Dallas beginning in 2012 before joining the larger system’s board of directors in 2014. He has also served as the chair of the system’s finance committee since 2013. Heffernan is the president and chief executive officer of Alliance Data, a Plano-based business providing loyalty and marketing services to the Fortune 1000. He is also… Full Story
Maxim Management Group, a regional leader in specialty health care management, is pleased to announce new hires for its newest rehabilitation hospital in Weatherford. Christi Mills has been named director of therapy services.
Dallas-based national healthcare technology firm Systeem Medical Information Systems recently expanded its leadership team, promoting Daniel DePauw to Director of Product Development. DePauw has been with Systeem since 2012, and has more than 12 years of information technology experience, including six years in healthcare IT. In his new role, he will identify, evaluate, create and market new products and services.
Dallas-based national healthcare technology firm Systeem Medical Information Systems recently expanded its leadership team, hiring Mark Gaines as Director of Sales and Marketing. Gaines is now responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing, including hiring, training, developing and working with the company’s sales representatives. He will also assist with the sales and marketing of managed IT services as well as the launch of new products currently under development. Gaines comes to Systeem with close to 15 years of healthcare sales experience, including launching products and increasing client bases and sales in both new and existing markets.
ZeOmega Inc., a market leader in population health solutions, today announced Christopher A. Brown as the company’s new senior vice president of sales and marketing. Brown, who has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, will focus on further expanding ZeOmega’s presence among providers as well as ZeOmega’s already strong position with payers. He will support continued growth of ZeOmega’s flagship Jiva™ population health platform while helping accelerate adoption of health information exchange (HIE) solutions ZeOmega added by acquiring HealthUnity earlier this year. Brown joins ZeOmega from Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, where as vice president of sales, he helped develop… Full Story
Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery (THCDS) announced today that it has hired Kristie Clinard, RN, BSN, CNOR, as its new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Clinard recently served as the clinical manager in perioperative services at Children’s Health in Dallas. She holds an Associate Nursing Degree from South Florida Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She’s currently enrolled in the MBA program at Texas Women’s University.
Questcare Medical Services, PA (“Questcare”), a leading provider of integrated patient care services, has named Boris Beckert, MD, MBA, its Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care and Urgent Care Services. Dr. Beckert will provide clinical oversight for a network of Questcare primary, specialty, and urgent care clinics throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex Dr. Beckert’s 21-year career as a family physician and physician executive has encompassed a variety of practice settings. Most recently, as Market Medical Director for JenCare in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Beckert led a physician group specializing in caring for high-risk seniors with Medicare Advantage. Dr. Beckert holds undergraduate… Full Story
In late June, Methodist Health System hired Jan Arrant as the Director of Community and Public Relations for Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Arrant worked as a producer at WFAA for 12 years. Arrant was the executive producer for Texas Cable News. She also oversaw election night coverage and served as field producer.
Calvert Collins will be joining the team on July 27 as PR Manager for Methodist Health System. Collins has been a nightside reporter at Fox-4 since 2012, and she previously worked as a reporter in Las Vegas and Omaha. Collins will oversee public relations efforts for the four main Methodist campuses in Dallas, Richardson, Mansfield, and Charlton.
USMD Hospital at Arlington has named a new chief nursing officer. Laurie Lewis will begin immediately and will take over from CEO Marcia Crim, who was also overseeing all nursing operations. Lewis comes with more than 22 years of clinical experience, including a decade in roles dedicated to nursing leadership. She comes from Dallas’ Acuity Healthcare, where she worked as vice president of clinical and quality services. She managed the clinical operations of eight hospitals, managing nursing, pharmacy, rehab, respiratory, quality, and education. She’s also worked at UT Southwestern’s Zale Lipshy University Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital, and at Kindred… Full Story