Newsmakers, November/December 2020
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    November/December 2020

Texas Hospitals in the News

Austin

St. David's Women's Center of Texas

St. David's Women's Center of Texas became one of the first facilities in Central Texas to earn a Level IV Maternal Designation by the Texas Department of State Health Services. A Level IV designation is awarded to facilities that show ability to treat the most complex cases that present a high risk of maternal morbidity or mortality.

Austin

The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute

The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center has launched a telehealth program that uses wearables to monitor patients at home for AFib and help develop home-based health and wellness programs for them.

Corpus Christi

Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Driscoll Children’s Hospital opened their new expansion, the New Pavilion, to patients and their families. The expansion includes a cardiac intensive care unit, an outpatient surgery center and lab which are easier to access for families.

Dallas

Baylor Scott & White Health

Baylor Scott & White Health was recognized for being one of the best places to work for disability inclusion by the Disability Equality Index.

Dallas

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake was awarded the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Surgery. The certification evaluates how facilities use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care.

Dallas

Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources was named in Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Millennials for the third consecutive year. Millennials make up 38% of the workforce at Texas Health, and work in every part of the organization.

El Paso

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus has partnered with the Texas Tech University Health Science Center to establish two new residency programs. Recruiting will begin for internal medicine and psychiatry residency programs this year.

Houston

Memorial Hermann

Memorial Hermann doctors performed one of the nation’s first double lung transplants to save a COVID-19 patient. Lung transplantation is expected to become a more common intervention for COVID-19 at U.S. transplant centers.

Jacksonville

Christus Mother Frances Hospital

Christus Mother Frances Hospital's emergency center in Jacksonville is the first facility in Texas to be recognized as a pediatric ready facility by the Texas Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Voluntary Pediatric Readiness Program.

San Antonio

Methodist Healthcare

Methodist Healthcare has transformed space on its Northwest San Antonio campus into the Methodist Hospital Burn and Reconstructive Center. The new center will provide inpatient and outpatient care for individuals dealing with everything from chemical and electrical burns to frostbite, inhalation and radiation injuries.

Executive Moves

Austin

Tony DeDominico, RN, MSN

Tony DeDominico, RN, MSN, was named chief operating officer of Ascension Seton Northwest. Previously, DeDominico previously served as senior director of strategic operations at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin.

Dallas

Dai Chung, MD

Dai Chung, MD, has been named chief medical officer of the joint pediatric enterprise between UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children's Health in Dallas. Dr. Chung is professor of surgery and is board-certified in pediatric surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Surgery.

Dallas

Ashley Holmstrom, DNP, RN

Ashley Holmstrom, DNP, RN, has been named chief nursing officer of Medical City Frisco. Previously, Holmstrom served as assistant chief nursing officer at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

Fort Worth

Winifred King

Winifred King has been named as Cook Children’s Health System’s first chief diversity officer. In her new role, she will help guide Cook Children's in building a more diverse organization, while furthering efforts of equity and inclusion. Previously, King served as assistant vice president of public relations, corporate communications and social media.

Houston

Jerry Ashworth

Jerry Ashworth was named senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Cypress and Memorial Hermann Katy hospitals. Previously, Ashworth served as senior vice president and CEO of TIRR Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital in Katy.

Houston

Noel Cardenas

Noel Cardenas was named senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland hospitals. Previously, Cardenas served as vice president of operations for Memorial Hermann Northeast.

Houston

Justin Kendrick

Justin Kendrick was named senior vice president and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble. Previously, Kendrick served as vice president of operations for Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center.

San Antonio

Peter DeYoung, MD

Peter DeYoung, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Methodist Hospital Stone Oak in San Antonio. Previously, Dr. DeYoung served as CMO of Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio.

San Antonio

Rachel Goldsmith

Rachel Goldsmith was named COO of Methodist Hospital Northeast in Live Oak, just outside of San Antonio. Previously, Goldsmith served as vice president of operations, business development and strategy at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio.

San Antonio

Lori Townsend, BSN

Lori Townsend, BSN, was named chief nursing officer of Methodist Hospital, in addition to her current role as CNO of Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio. Previously, Townsend served as associate CNO of Sunrise Children's Hospital in Las Vegas.