Congratulations to THA’s May Newsmakers

THA members are making headlines for their leadership efforts.


THA’s Newsmakers are leaders from THA-member hospitals and health systems making headlines in Texas health care. Please join in congratulating May’s Newsmakers:

Anna Gore, MSN, RN
Christus Santa Rosa Hospital

Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Marcos has promoted Anna Gore, MSN, RN, to serve as chief nursing officer. Gore has been with the hospital for a few years, most recently serving as the administrative director for the hospital’s intensive care and progressive care units. In 2022 she was selected as a South Texas Nurse Imagemaker and was the recipient of the Ruth Stewart Award during the 15th Annual South Texas Nurses Imagemaker Celebration presented by the District 8 Texas Nurses Association.

Katie Perkins
St. David’s Medical Center

St. David’s Medical Center in Austin has named Katie Perkins its next chief operating officer. Perkins has served in a number of leadership roles within St. David’s HealthCare facilities for more than a decade, most recently serving as the chief operating officer at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. During her tenure at the hospital, Perkins managed $70 million in capital projects that led to increased hospital capacity, including the addition of seven emergency bays, an intensive care unit expansion, and catheterization lab renovation.

Eva Slavcheva, MD
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital has appointed Eva Slavcheva, MD, chief medical officer. During her tenure with St. David’s Healthcare, Dr. Slavcheva has served as the chair in the department of medicine, the director of utilization management and most recently was president-elect overseeing medical staff. In her new capacity as chief medical officer, Dr. Slavcheva will facilitate communications, collaboration and operations between physicians and administrative staff.

Chris York, FACHE
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Chris York, FACHE, has been named president at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. York has more than 30 years of health care leadership experience, much of it in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He joins Texas Health from Community Health Systems, where he served as market CEO for Northwest Health System in Springdale, Ark., since January 2022. In this role, York will collaborate with the Texas Health Dallas executive leadership team to direct and coordinate the hospital’s clinical, service and operational activities. He will work to advance physician engagement and to promote effective employee and community relations.

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