Newsmakers, January/February 2020
  • Newsmakers

    January/February 2020


Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources has announced that it will increase its graduate medical education offerings. The goal of expanding its GME program is to combat the physician shortage in the area and increase access to health care.


Kyle Landry

Kyle Landry has been named COO of St. David's South Austin Medical Center. Previously, Landry served as the facility's chief staffing officer and neuroscience division lead.


Megan Drake

Megan Drake has been named COO of The Heart Hospital of Austin. Previously, Drake served as COO at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala.


Jim Scoggin

Jim Scoggin has been named CEO of Dallas-based Methodist Health System. He has been serving as interim CEO since April 2019. Previously, Scoggin was CEO of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.


Parkland Hospital and Health System

Parkland Hospital & Health System was named in the inaugural Texan by Nature 20. Texan by Nature 20 is a ranking of 20 companies with operations in Texas that have made a demonstrative commitment to the environment and conservation.


Medical City Frisco

Medical City Frisco installed the first and only Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery platform in Texas. The MvIGS platform virtually replaces intraoperative radiation devices and acts as a fast, accurate and radiation-free tool for the placement of spinal implants and removal of cranial tumors.


Valley Baptist Medical Center

Valley Baptist Medical Center is the first hospital in Texas to use the Comaneci adjustable remodeling mesh, a removable stent used to treat wide-necked aneurysms. The Comaneci device could make treatment safer and more efficient.


Esmaeil Porsa

Esmaeil Porsa, M.D. has been named CEO of Harris Health System. He will begin the role on March 2. Currently, Dr. Porsa serves as executive vice president and chief strategy and integration officer at Parkland Hospital & Health System in Dallas.


Feby V. Abraham

Feby V. Abraham, Ph.D. has been named executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Memorial Hermann Health System. Previously, Dr. Abraham was a partner at McKinsey & Co., where he advised private equity funds.


Memorial Hermann Hospital

Memorial Hermann Hospital has earned a Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Memorial Hermann is the first hospital in Houston to receive this accreditation.

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital is set to open a new oncology unit in 2020. Groundbreaking for the new $4.8 million oncology unit took place in December 2019.

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Patricia Burns

Patricia “Pat” Burns has been named president of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital — Westover Hills. Previously, Burns served as CEO of JFK Medical Center North Campus Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.


IBM Watson

Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center (Waco), CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texarkana), St. David’s Medical Center (Austin), Harlingen Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (Round Rock) were named in IBM Watson’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals. The annual study identifies top U.S. hospitals for their performance on inpatient cardiovascular services.

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