Newsmakers, July/Aug 2018
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Newsmakers

Austin
Becky Barnes

Becky Barnes has been named chief operating officer at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center. Previously, she served as chief operating officer of Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Austin
Michael Lopez

Michael Lopez has been named chief nursing officer at the Heart Hospital Austin. Previously, he served as chief nursing officer of St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.

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
Jake Daggett

Jake Daggett has been named CEO at Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Worth. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief operating officer.

Gainesville
Tom Sledge

Tom Sledge has been named CEO at North Texas Medical Center. Previously, he served as chief operating officer of Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arkansas.

Granbury
David Orcutt

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

Houston
Doug Lawson, Ph.D.,

Doug Lawson, Ph.D., has been named CEO at CHI St. Luke’s Health, Texas Division. Previously, he served as president of Baylor University Medical Center and North Texas Central Region.

Houston
Peter Pisters, M.D.,

Peter Pisters, M.D., has been named president at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, he served as president and CEO of University Health Network in Toronto, Canada.

Tahoka
Melanie Richburg, D.N.P.,

Melanie Richburg, D.N.P., has been named CEO at Lynn County Hospital District. Previously, she served as a nurse practitioner at the hospital’s family wellness clinic.

Iraan

Keith Butler has been named CEO at Iraan General Hospital. Previously, he served as a consultant at Connected Healthcare Solutions.

Richmond

Colleen McCammon has been named CEO at Westpark Springs. Previously, she served as interim CEO at Oakwood Springs Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.