Executive Moves


Jim Beiermann has been promoted to senior executive officer of Southwestern Health Resources. Mr. Beiermann most recently served as the Dallas-based health system’s CFO. Before joining Southwestern Health Resources in 2019, Beiermann worked on the payer side of healthcare, holding leadership titles with Molina Healthcare and Conifer Health Solutions.


Jim Boyle, MSN, RN, has been appointed chief nursing officer for Medical City Weatherford. Boyle most recently served as the assistant chief nursing officer for Medical City Arlington. During his tenure, he led several program initiatives, including the hospital’s trauma center level II verification and accreditation as a chest pain center and certified cardiac rehabilitation center.


Edmundo Castañeda, FACHE, was named executive vice president and COO of Parkland Health & Hospital System. Castañeda comes to Parkland with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership, administration, and operations. Castañeda most recently served as president of Mercy General Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital for Dignity Health, part of CommonSpirit Health, in the greater Sacramento, CA, area.


Jonathan Clarke, M.D., was appointed CMO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. Dr. Clarke most recently served as the chief clinical executive at Oxford VR, an Optum Ventures company that provides behavioral healthcare services through virtual reality. He previously served as a regional medical director for Envision Healthcare in Dallas.


Jay deVenny has been appointed CEO for Medical City Children’s Hospital and Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas. DeVenny has led several key strategic initiatives as chief development officer of Medical City Dallas since October 2016.


Karen Duncan, M.D., MBA has been appointed president and CEO of JPS Health Network. Previously, Duncan was the network’s COO and has been with JPS for five years. In that time, she has been responsible for transforming the community health network of medical homes and clinics, and most recently has steered the implementation of the JPS Future Plan, the bond-supported development of health care services and sites throughout the county.


Christopher Dunleavy was named CFO of Dallas-based Steward Health Care. Dunleavy most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of Boston-based Brigham Health, where he oversaw $16 billion in assets.


Ron Loeweke has been appointed as CEO of South Plains Rehabilitation Hospital, an affiliate of UMC and Encompass Health. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Loweke was a hospital services administrator at DaVita Kidney Group and director of patient experience at Universal Health Services, part of Northwest Texas Healthcare System.


Jessica O’Neal, FACHE, has been appointed CEO of Medical City Las Colinas. Since 2018, O’Neal has served as the CEO of Medical City Children’s Hospital and Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas, establishing a strong foundation of success and growth.

Members in the News


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Temple, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waco Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital – Plano and Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas were all named to Fortune and IBM Watson Health’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals 2022.


Medical City Heart Hospital is the first in Texas to transplant a heart through a new technique known as donation after cardiac death. The new procedure has the potential to increase the donor pool as much as 30%, according to the American College of Cardiology. The transplant team at Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Dallas has performed more than 600 heart transplants since the program began in 1991, consistently ranking among the top-performing transplant centers across the country, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.


Medical City McKinney was ranked in the top 10% of inpatient rehabilitation facilities ranked in the IRF database of Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation for cases discharged between October 2020 and September 2021. There were 856 inpatient rehabilitation facilities qualified for ranking. The goal is to recognize high-performing facilities for their delivery of quality patient care that is effective, efficient, timely and patient-centered.


Medical City McKinney opened its $64 million patient tower and expanded ER. The patient tower has the infrastructure for future vertical expansion up to five stories, and the first and second floor are planned for future ancillary and clinical growth. The ER expansion almost doubles the size of the previous emergency department. The additional patient care areas will allow the hospital to meet the needs of the growing community.


South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement and the only hospital with this recognition in San Antonio according to new research released by Healthgrades.


St. David’s Medical Center earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hepatobilary-Pancreas Cancer Center of Excellence Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. To achieve this designation, St. David’s Medical Center underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site visit during which a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated the hospital’s compliance with related certification standards, which are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They also conducted onsite observations and interviews.


Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine announced Corbevax—a protein sub-unit COVID-19 vaccine—that was developed and engineered at Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, has been granted Emergency Use Authorization in India with other underserved countries to follow.


Texas Health Hospital Frisco is growing just two years after opening with a $25 million expansion to build out the hospital’s sixth floor, adding 30 medical/surgical beds and two operating suites. The hospital campus includes UT Southwestern office building, 63 beds and six operating suites.


The University of Texas at Arlington has launched a new certificate program to prepare undergraduate students to understand the fields of telehealth and health informatics. The skill will help undergraduates better understand how health care providers are working to find better outcomes for patients and improve communication.