Michael A. Lopez, BSN, MBA, RN, CEN has been named chief nursing officer at St. David’s Health South Austin Medical Center. Previously, Lopez served as chief nursing officer at the Heart Hospital of Austin.
Justin Doss has been named CEO at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. He will take over on June 30 for David Parmer, who is retiring after more than 30 years at Baptist Hospitals. Previously, Doss served as president and CEO of Christus Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi.
Josh Snow has been named president at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas’ Beaumont and Port Arthur hospitals. Previously, Snow served as CEO of Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C.
Jyric Sims, FACHE, has been named CEO at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco. Previously, Sims served as CEO at Medical City Fort Worth.
Catherine Gordon, M.D., has been named pediatrician-in-chief at Texas Children’s Hospital and chair of the pediatrics department at the Baylor College of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Gordon served as chief of adolescent and young adult medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Deborah Jones has been named assistance chief financial officer at St. Joseph Medical Center. Previously, Jones served as director of financial analyses and controller at Parallon.
Bryan Lee has been named chief financial officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center. Previously, Lee served as vice president of finance for Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.
Daniel J. Martin, EdD, JD, MBA, has been named division vice president for St. Luke’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Luke’s Health. Martin previously served as president and CEO of Mount Vernon University in Ohio.
Michelle Ziakas, MSN, RN, has been named associate chief nursing officer at St. Joseph Medical Center. Previously, Ziakas served as director of critical care at St. Joseph Medical Center.
Steve Gordon has been named CEO of Longview Regional Medical Center. Previously, Gordon served as chief operating officer of the 404-bed Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Fla.
Loren Robinson, M.D., as been named chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Christus St. Michael. Previously, Dr. Robinson served as vice president of medical affairs for Christus St. Michael.
Donna Harris has been named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Waco, set to open during summer 2021. Harris has served the past 26 years in leadership roles at Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro in Arkansas.
Members in the News
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial has been designated a Level III Maternal Care facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus has been designated a Level IV Maternal Care facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. This is the highest possible designation of maternal care.
Valley Baptist Medical Center is the first hospital in the RGV to install Brainlab’s robotic imaging system for complex spine procedures.
Houston Methodist and Rice University launched a neuroprosthetic collaboration program. The Center for Translational Neural Prosthetics and Interfaces to focus on restoring brain function after disease or injury.
Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital has been designated a Level III Trauma Center by the Department of State Health Services.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Therapeutics Discovery division and Orionis Biosciences launched Project Helios, research collaboration designed to unlock new drug development opportunities through genome-scale mapping of drug-target interactions.
Christus Good Shepherd is collaborating with the Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital Foundation, the City of Kilgore and Kilgore College to develop a state-of-the-art medical facility. Construction will be funded in part by a $2.5 million Economic Development Assistance Grant.
Midland Memorial Hospital was awarded the Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award. The hospital earned the honor for its improvements with treating heart attacks outlined by the American Heart Association.
The Medical Center Health System introduced the Guardian Angel Program to honor their physicians. The program allows members of the community to make a $50 donation to recognize a physician of their choosing.
UT Health San Antonio announced plans to build a major outpatient facility, expanding leading-edge care to the community. The new facility will provide primary and specialty care along with surgical services.
Texas Hospitals Receive Five-Star Ratings from CMSl
Congratulations to our member hospitals that received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
• Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital, Dallas
• Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Marble Falls
• Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Irving
• Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Tyler
• Baylor Scott & White the Heart Hospital, Plano
• Doctors Hospital of Laredo
• Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Seguin
• Hamilton General Hospital
• Harlingen Medical Center
• Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg
• Houston Methodist Hospital
• Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
• Lavaca Medical Center, Hallettsville
• Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
• Methodist Hospital for Surgery, Addison
• Methodist Hospital South, Jourdanton
• Pampa Regional Medical Center, Amarillo
• Seymour Hospital
• St. David’s Medical Center, Austin
• Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance, Fort Worth
• Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Stephenville
• Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital, Arlington
• Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Fort Worth South
• Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Rockwall
• Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston
• The Heart Hospital Baylor, Denton
• UT Health East Texas Pittsburg Hospital
• UT Health East Texas Quitman Hospital