Newsmakers, May/June 2020
  • Newsmakers

    May/June 2020

Texas Hospitals in the News


Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources was named in Fortune's top 100 best companies to work for. The list analyzes more than 4.1 million employee responses to a 60-plus question survey. Texas Health Resources was one of nine health systems that made the list.


Baylor University Medical Center

Baylor University Medical Center became the first hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth designated as a Level IV maternal care center, the highest possible designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Medical City Dallas

Medical City Dallas launched Moxi, a robotic nurse assistant. The robot assists with routine tasks such as updating patients' medical records instantaneously and delivering blood samples to the lab.

Fort Worth

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center

Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center and the TCU and University of North Texas Health Science School of Medicine are set to launch a physician residency program. The joint program will eventually train about 150 physicians each year.

Fort Worth

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital became the first hospital in the country to be certified as a primary heart attack center by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association.


CHI St. Luke's Health the Woodlands Hospital

CHI St. Luke's Health the Woodlands Hospital is the first in the Greater Houston area to offer Micra AV, the world's smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular synchrony.


Midland Health

Midland Health added a Mazor X Stealth robotic navigation system along with two DaVinci robots to their spine program. The robotic system uses image-based preoperative analytics with intraoperative guidance to create personalized surgical plans.

Executive Moves


Kristine J. Guleserian

Kristine J. Guleserian, M.D., has been named medical director of the Medical City Children's Hospital Heart Center. Dr. Gulesarian performed a heart transplant on the world's smallest patient at the time, a 5-pound newborn. She chairs the Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and is the only woman to lead a congenital heart surgery program in the United States.


Nikki Rivers

Nikki Rivers, MBA, BSN, RN has been named chief clinical officer at Hill Country Memorial Hospital. Previously, she served in several roles at Ascension Seton Medical Center in Austin including director of surgical services, director of nursing and chief nursing officer.


Patrick Rohan

Patrick Rohan has been named CEO of Medical City Frisco. Previously, Rohan served as chief operating officer of both Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco.


Angela Shippy

Angela Shippy, M.D., has been tapped to serve in an expanded role as senior vice president and chief medical and quality officer at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Shippy currently serves as the hospital's chief medical officer.


Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson has been named chief financial officer at Texas Health Hospital Mansfield, slated to open later this year. Previously, Nelson served as vice president and CFO of Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos.


Tracy O'Daniel

Tracy O'Daniel has been named division vice president of quality at UT Health East Texas. Previously, O'Daniel served as the hospital's division director of quality, risk and patient safety.

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