Newsmakers, Jan/Feb 2019
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Abilene
Brad Holland

Brad Holland has been named CEO at Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation. Previously, he served as CEO of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

Arlington
Tyrrell Taplin

Tyrrell Taplin has been named CEO at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington. Previously, he served as CEO of Kindred Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bellaire
Susan Bosnick-Sinift

Susan Bosnick-Sinift, RN, has been named CEO at First Surgical Hospital. Previously, she served as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.

Burnet
Scott Fuller

Scott Fuller has been named CEO at Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital and Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital. Previously, he served as vice president of joint ventures and alliances at Seton Healthcare in Austin.

Carrolton
Samantha Castle

Samantha Castle has been named CEO at Carrollton Springs. Previously, she served as CEO of University Behavioral Health of Denton.

Cleburne
Ajith Pai

Ajith Pai, Pharm.D., FACHE, has been named president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne. Previously, Ajith was the Chief Operating Officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.

Comanche
Larry Troxell

Larry Troxell has been named CEO at Comanche County Medical Center. Previously, he served as CEO of Mangum Regional Medical Center in Mangum, Oklahoma.

Cyprus
Jim Brown

Jim Brown has been named CEO at North Cypress Medical Center. Previously, he served as chief development officer at HCA Healthcare – Gulf Coast in Houston.

Dallas
Steven Newton

Steven Newton has been named president at Baylor University Medical Center. Previously, he served as CEO of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine.

Dallas

Jessica O'Neal has been named CEO at Medical City Children's Hospital. Previously, she served as chief operating officer of West Florida Hospital in Pensacola.

Dallas
Deborah Paganelli

Deborah Paganelli has been named CEO at LifeCare Hospitals Dallas. Previously, she served as CEO of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital H-E-B.

Dallas
John Phillips

John Phillips has been named president at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Previously, he served as president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

Dallas
Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor has been named CEO at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Uptown. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief financial officer.

Denton
Ronald Rains

Ronald Rains has been named CEO at University Behavioral Health of Denton. Previously, he served as CEO of Texas Health Springwood Behavioral Health Hospital in Bedford.

Floresville
Bob Gillespie

Bob Gillespie has been named CEO at Connally Memorial Medical Center. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief operating officer.

Fort Stockton
Betsy Briscoe

Betsy Briscoe has been named CEO at Pecos County Memorial Hospital. Previously, she served as CEO of Memorial Hospital in Seminole.

Fort Worth
Kathy Early

Kathy Early has been named CEO and Chief Nursing Officer at USMD Hospital at Fort Worth. Previously, she served as CNO of USMD Hospital at Arlington.

Grapevine
Christopher York

Christopher York has been named president at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine. Previously, he served as CEO of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie.

Hamlin
Tonia Cook

Tonia Cook, FNP-C, has been named CEO at Hamlin Memorial Hospital. Previously, she served as a family nurse practitioner at Hamlin Health Clinic.

Houston
Tonia Cook

Kimberly Bassett has been named president at St. Joseph Medical Center. Previously, she served as president of Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Houston
Rosanna Morris

Rosanna Morris, RN, has been named chief operating officer at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, she served as president of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak in Michigan.

Houston
Paul O'Sullivan

Paul O'Sullivan has been named CEO at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. This is in addition to his CEO position at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

Iraan
Keith Butler

Keith Butler has been named CEO at Iraan General Hospital. Previously, he was a consultant for Connected Healthcare Solutions in Lubbock.

Round Rock
Katie Lattanzi

Katie Lattanzi has been named chief operating officer at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. Previously, she served as associate chief operating officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

San Antonio
Lanell Scott

Lanell Scott has been named CEO at Christus Santa Rosa – Alamo Heights. Previously, she served as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.

Sherman
Ryan Tatu

Ryan Tatu has been named CEO at TMC Behavioral Health Center. Previously, he served as director of behavioral health at Guthrie in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Sunnyvale
Jon Duckert

Jon Duckert has been named CEO at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Sunnyvale. Previously, he served as CEO of Baylor Scott & White – Uptown.

Tahoka
Melanie Richburg

Melanie Richburg, D.N.P., FNP-C, has been named CEO at Lynn County Hospital District. She has been in practice at the hospital for more than 12 years.

Van Horn
Rick Gray

Rick Gray has been named CEO at Culberson Hospital. Previously, he served as a member of the executive team of Presbyterian Espanola Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dalhart

Loree Tamayo has been named CEO at Coon Memorial Hospital. Previously, she owned her own consulting company.

Dallas

Ronald Rittenmeyer has been named CEO at Tenet Health. Previously, he served as executive chairman of Tenet’s board of directors.

Fort Worth

Rebecca Tucker has been named president at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital SW Fort Worth and Texas Health Hospital Clearfork. Previously, she served as vice president of integrated health campuses at Texas Health Resources in Dallas.

Georgetown

Jason McPherson has been named CEO at Rock Springs. Previously, he served as CEO of a behavioral health facility in Nashville, Tennessee.

Granbury

David Orcutt has been named CEO at Lake Granbury Medical Center. Previously, he served as CEO of Medical City Weatherford.

McAllen

David Tupper has been named CEO at Solara Hospital McAllen.

San Antonio

Michael Roussos has been named hospital administrator at University Hospital and has been in this position since June of 2016. Previously, he served as CEO of HCA Mainland Medical Center in Texas City.