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Parkland Hospital Names New Chief Strategy/Integration Officer

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa will lead the integration of the various departments in the Parkland network, from ambulatory, acute, and post-acute care settings. He is charged with coordinating care and improving outcomes throughout the public hospital system. He’s served as a chief medical officer in the interim as well as senior vice president for academic and professional affairs. He was also the associate chief medical officer.
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Parkland Health & Hospital System has promoted its interim chief medical officer to the safety net hospital’s chief strategy and integration officer.

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa will lead the integration of the various departments in the Parkland network, from ambulatory, acute, and post-acute care settings. He is charged with coordinating care and improving outcomes throughout the public hospital system. He’s served as a chief medical officer in the interim as well as senior vice president for academic and professional affairs. He was also the associate chief medical officer.

“With his medical acumen, extensive administrative experience and focus on improving the quality and efficiency of care, Dr. Porsa has the expertise to lead Parkland’s strategic planning efforts for the next critical phase of our growth,” read a statement from Dr. Fred Cerise Parkland’s president and CEO. “His commitment to healthcare excellence will enhance Parkland’s efforts to set the standard for public academic health systems across America and to best meet the needs of our patients, their families and the communities entrusted to our care.”

Porsa received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School and did his residency training in Internal Medicine at Houston’s University of Texas Health Science Center. While there, he also served as chief resident.

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