Christine Roscoe was named chief operating officer for Medical City Plano. Previously, Roscoe served as chief operating officer, ethics and compliance officer, and chief staffing officer at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.
Catherine Spong, M.D., was named chair of obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern. Dr. Spong has served as editor-in-chief of Contemporary OB/GYN since Feb. 2020.
Saum Sutaria, M.D., was named CEO of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. Previously, Dr. Sutaria served as Tenet’s chief operations officer after 18 years as a health care advisor at McKinsey & Co.
Jennifer Chavez, DNP, RN, was named chief nursing officer for Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital. Previously, Chavez led the strategic planning, program development, business plans and day-to-day operations of clinical support areas at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital.
Caroline Chung, M.D., was named vice president and chief data officer for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Dr. Chung directed MD Anderson’s MR Program in Radiation Oncology.
Selena Mejia was named assistant vice president of strategic communications for HCA Houston Healthcare. Previously, Mejia held a business development role with Houston-based Kelsey-Seybold Clinic.
Brad Pollard was named vice president of business development for HCA Houston Healthcare. Previously, Pollard served as vice president of development for Chicago-based Regent Surgical Health.
Omer Sultan was named chief financial officer for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously, Sultan served as vice president of finance at Northwestern Memorial Healthcare in Chicago.
Patrick Shannon was named CEO of Huntsville Memorial Hospital. Previously, Shannon served as Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont.
Victor J. Le Gloahec, MBA, was named chief operating officer at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health. Previously, Le Gloahec served as COO and senior director of business operations and development at Palestine Regional Medical Center.
Tonja Thigpen, MSN was named chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospital South. Previously, Thigben served as assistant chief nursing officer at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center.
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Northwest Texas Healthcare System received the American Heart Association’s GoldPlus Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized research-based guidelines.
Dell Children’s Medical Center’s Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease performed its 1,000th open-heart surgery. A five-year-old named Mason underwent successful surgery to repair a partial atrioventricular septal defect.
St. David’s HealthCare is launching several new graduate medical education programs in an effort to help fill gaps and prevent physician shortages.
Medical City Frisco is now recognized as a Level III Maternal Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
UT Southwestern orthopedic surgeon Michael Khazzam, M.D. became the first in Texas to use Microsoft HoloLens Augmented Reality glasses to assist in a shoulder replacement surgery.
UT Southwestern and The University of Texas at Austin are collaborating on the nation’s first study of suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ young adults, a group at higher risk for depression and suicide.
Las Palmas Medical Center is now offering the Ion Endoluminal System, a maneuverable catheter that is placed inside a patient’s lungs, to perform biopsies.
The HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement opened in Pearland in late July. The new center serves as a training ground for HCA Healthcare staff, particularly nurses.
Memorial Hermann Health System is the first hospital in Texas to offer the Abbott Amplatzer Amulet Left Atrial Appendage, a newly-approved device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation.
The Texas Medical Center is launching a 27-acre life science campus designed to unite the best minds in health care to collaborate on medical research and business development.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is now recognized as a Level I trauma center by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. DHR is the first hospital south of San Antonio to earn this designation.
The Lynn County Hospital District received a $585K grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to advance rural health care. The grant will deploy interactive telemedicine carts and equipment to 20 sites across Lynn, Garza, Borden, Lubbock and Dawson counties.
UT Health Rio Grande Valley and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are expanding their health care offerings in South Texas with a new Cancer and Surgery Center.
CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital is now recognized as a Level III Maternal Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services.