Newsmakers, Sept/Oct 2018
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Austin
Dan Huffine

Dan Huffine has been named chief financial officer at St. David’s Medical Center. Previously, he served as CFO of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.

Belton

Joshua Woodson has been named CEO at Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center in Belton. His previous experience is in the areas of utilization review, compliance and patient advocacy.

Bryan/College Station
Erin Marietta

Erin Marietta has been named administrator/director of operations at CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes and Madison Hospitals. Previously, she served as director of operations, rural hospitals at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital in Bryan.


Theron Park

Theron Park has been named market president and CEO at CHI St. Joseph Health, St. Joseph Health Center – College Station Express and CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital. Previously, he served as CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health’s Oregon Region.

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.

Dallas
Samantha Castle

Samantha Castle was named market CEO at Carrollton Springs at the beginning of the year. Previously, she served as CEO of University Behavioral Health of Denton.

Dallas
Steven Newton, FACHE,

Steven Newton, FACHE, has been named president at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Previously, he served as CEO of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine and the system's West Region.


Rebecca Tucker

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

Dallas
Chris York, FACHE

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

Denton
Ron Rains

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

Edinburg
Chuck Stark

Chuck Stark has been named regional vice president at South Texas Health System. Previously, he served as CEO of Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Belton
Susan Turley

Susan Turley has been named president at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, Women’s Hospital at Renaissance and Rehab Center at Renaissance. Previously, she served as the hospital’s chief financial officer.

Houston
Kim Bassett

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


Greg Haralson

Greg Haralson has been named CEO at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital. Previously, he served as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospitals.

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.


Malisha Patel, FACHE,

Malisha Patel, FACHE, has been named senior vice president and CEO at Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospitals. Previously, she served as vice president of operations of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Houston
Lauren Suarez

Lauren Suarez has been named CEO at Cornerstone Healthcare Group. Previously, she served as market CEO of Vibra Healthcare in San Francisco, California.


Kurt Sunderman

Kurt Sunderman has been named administrator/director of operations at CHI St. Joseph Health Bellville and Burleson Hospitals. Previously, he served as director of support services at CHI St. Joseph Bellville, Burleson, Grimes and Madison Hospitals.

Jacksonville
DeLeigh Haley

DeLeigh Haley, RN, has been named CEO at UT Health Jacksonville. Previously, she served as the hospital’s director of business development.

Lufkin
Laci Laird

Laci Laird has been named administrator at Oceans Behavioral Hospital Lufkin. Previously, she served as vice president/administrator at UT Health East Texas Behavioral Health Center in Tyler.

Palacios

Barbara Hayes, D.N.P., has been named CEO at Palacios Community Medical Center. Previously, she was a health care provider at a clinic.

Port Arthur
Bo Beaudry

Bo Beaudry has been named president at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Previously, he served as president of St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston.

San Antonio
Angie Kauffman, RN,

Angie Kauffman, RN, has been named CEO at South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital. Previously, she served as director of patient care services at CHI St. Luke's Health–Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston.

Tyler
Vicki Briggs

Vicki Briggs has been named CEO at UT Health Tyler. Previously, she served as president and CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Tyler
Brent McCombs

Brent McCombs has been named senior vice president, human resources at UT Health East Texas. Previously, he held senior human resources roles with Intermountain Healthcare, KKR portfolio companies, ThermoFisher Scientific, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Waste Management and Cardinal Health.