Newsmakers, May/June 2018
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Newsmakers

ALICE
Thomas McKinney

Thomas McKinney has been named president of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice. Previously, he served as administrator of CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital — Atlanta.

AMARILLO
Ryan Chandler

Ryan Chandler has been named CEO at Northwest Texas Healthcare System. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbus Regional Health in Columbus, Georgia.

ATLANTA
Micah Johnson, RN

Micah Johnson, RN, has been named administrator/ director of nursing at CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital — Atlanta. Previously, he served as the hospital’s intensive care unit manager

BEAUMONT
William Klamfoth

William Klamfoth has been named administrator at CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. Previously, he served as CEO at PAM Rehabilitation Hospital Beaumont.

CHILDRESS
Kevin Latimer

Kevin Latimer has been named CEO at Childress Regional Medical Center. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief financial officer.

CORPUS CHRISTI
David LeMonte

David LeMonte has been named president at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Memorial and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi Shoreline. Previously he served as president of CHRISTIUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg and CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice

FRISCO
Trevor Castaneda

Trevor Castaneda has been named CEO at Baylor Medical Center at Frisco. Previously, he served as CEO of Tennova Newport Medical Center in Newport, Tennessee.

HARLINGEN
Maria Talamo

Maria Talamo, RN, FACHE, has been named CEO at Palms Behavioral Health. Previously, Maria ran her own consulting company

MARLIN
Jeffrey Lyle, FACHE

Jeffrey Lyle, FACHE, has been named CEO at Falls Community Hospital and Clinic.

REFUGIO
Horace (Hoss) Whitt

Horace (Hoss) Whitt has been named CEO and chief operating officer at Refugio County Memorial Hospital. Previously, he served as the hospital’s chief operating officer and assistant administrator.

ROWLETT
Donas H. Cole

Donas H. Cole has been named president at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center — Lake Pointe. Previously, he held the interim position of president at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland.

SAN ANTONIO
Phillip Young

Phillip Young has been named CEO at Northeast Baptist Hospital. Previously, he served as CEO of The Hospitals of Providence — East Campus

TYLER
Eric Cantrell

Moody Chisholm has been named president and CEO at UT Health East Texas. Previously, he served as regional vice president of Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.