Methodist to Name Oncology Unit for Former CEO Mansfield and His Wife

Methodist Health System Board members have raised $1.63 million to name a new unit after retiring president Stephen L. Mansfield, which was announced at a surprise celebration to honor his career there. The Mansfields were out to dinner when they were surprised by 150 colleagues and friends gathered to celebrate Mansfield’s career and announce the naming of the Marilyn and Dr. Stephen L. Mansfield Oncology Unit at Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Mansfield remains CEO Emeritus after nearly 13 years of service at Methodist. Chair of the Methodist Health System Board of Directors Julie Yarbrough and immediate past Board Chair John Collins… Full Story

Methodist Health System CEO Retires Ahead of Schedule

Methodist Health System President and CEO Dr. Stephen Mansfield is stepping down next week after a January announcement said he would retire at the end of the year. Mansfield has led the organization since 2006, and he will be replaced by interim CEO James Scoggin Jr., who retired as President of the North Texas Division of HCA in 2013. Pam Stoyanoff, who was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Methodist Health System, will move into the role of President and retain her role as COO. Methodist Health System has quadrupled in size since 2006 and is the largest employer… Full Story

Texas Health, Baylor, and Methodist Among TMF Health Quality Award Winners

TMF Health Quality Institute, which partners with a variety of providers to improve the quality of healthcare, has named several North Texas hospitals to its 2018 Hospital Quality Improvement Program. The award recognizes quality data reporting and readmissions reduction and other positive outcomes. Several hospitals in the Texas Health Resources, Baylor Scott and White, and Methodist systems were recognized for the Gold, Silver, or Bronze awards. The award partners with the Arkansas Hospital Association, Oklahoma Hospital Association, Oklahoma State Office of Rural Health, Texas Hospital Association and the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals and is awarded to hospitals in those… Full Story

Most North Texas Hospital Systems Are Clearing More Than 10 Percent in Yearly Profits

This piece has been updated with a response from Baylor and as well as Baumgarten in regards to financial discrepancies.  If you sit and listen to health provider executives, they will tell you about how they want to improve the quality of care while cutting costs. They have noble goals, but the numbers show that the North Texas healthcare market is raking in the cash with middling quality results. Almost all of North Texas’ health systems have yearly 10 percent profit margins, and the most lucrative health systems have margins nearing 20 percent with yearly net incomes over $1 billion.… Full Story

Methodist Health System’s Pam McNutt is an Outstanding CIO

Earlier this month, D CEO held its Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer Awards, recognizing the top tech business leaders in North Texas. Several of the nominees apply their innovative expertise to the healthcare field, and were kind enough to share their thoughts on everything from significant achievements to their toughest challenges. Pamela McNutt, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Methodist Health System, was one of our nominees for Outstanding CIO of a Midsize Company. Below are her responses to our Q and A in preparation for the awards. What has been your most significant professional achievement in the past year… Full Story

Baylor Scott and White and Methodist Make Healthiest Employers Top 100 List

Two Dallas-based health systems have been ranked in Healthiest Employers 2018 list of 100 organizations recognized for employee well-being. Methodist Health System was ranked 38 nationally, and Baylor Scott and White Health ranked 59th. Neither made the list last year. Healthiest Employers gathers corporate health data to provide insight into managing population health in the wellness industry. Their assessment focuses on employers who plan for a healthy, productive, and high achieving workforce rather than reacting to sickness and injury. As the Healthiest Employers website describes, “Companies in the Healthiest 100 recognize that employee wellbeing is a strategic corporate capability, just like… Full Story

Taking Stock of How DFW’s NICUs Stack Up

In 2013, state legislators passed a bill that required the Department of Health and Human Services to rate the ability of Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) to care for critically ill newborns here in Texas. After the hospitals apply for a certain level of care, ranging from more or less healthy premature babies in Level I to babies who need life support in Level IV, a team from the American Academy of Pediatrics or Texas Perinatal Services, a division of the nonprofit Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation, visits the hospitals and gives their rating recommendation rating to the… Full Story

Methodist Dallas Names New President as Previous Leader Becomes System’s CMO

Methodist Health System has a new leader at its flagship Dallas hospital. John Phillips, who has been the head of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center for the last seven years, officially took his perch at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on Monday. Phillips takes over for Dr. Martin Koonsman, who has moved up the chain to become the system’s chief medical officer. In Mansfield, Phillips grew the hospital to 254 beds and helped it gain a Level 3 trauma designation as well as a Magnet designation, given to top performing hospitals for nursing. “John is highly engaged and highly regarded in the… Full Story

Methodist’s 2018 Folsom Award Goes To State Senator Royce West

The Methodist Health System Foundation has named State Senator Royce West as this year’s Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award recipient. He’s getting the award for demonstrating commitment and excellence in community leadership that mirrors former Dallas Mayor Robert Folsom. Specifically, the long-time politician first joined the Texas Senate in 1992, and has helped establish the University of North Texas at Dallas and a new law school in downtown Dallas along the way. Royce’s legislation created Prairie View A&M University’s Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, and more recently, he’s pushed for state laws that help police agencies equip their officers with… Full Story

The COO of Methodist Health Is A Flautist

For the August issue of D CEO, our summer intern-turned new D Partners hire Alex Edwards spent some time with Methodist Health System Chief Operations Officer Pam Stoyanoff. The two didn’t talk much about the Dallas-based system’s operations, however. They talked about the flute. Stoyanoff plays, quite well. Rather than an acquired skill, Stoyanoff describes her inclination for music as something that’s lived inside of her since she was born. She fell in love with the flute at age 9 and recalls playing for nine hours a day throughout adolescence. By high school, despite attending a large, musically competitive school… Full Story