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Texas Health Huguley Names New CEO

Penny Johnson (Courtesy of: Texas Health Resources)

Penny Johnson will be the new President and CEO for the Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South and AdventHealth’s Southwest Region. The hospital is a joint venture between AdventHealth and Texas Health Resources, and the Southwest Region includes hospitals in central and North Texas.

Johnson is currently the senior vice president of finance at AdventHealth, where she oversees finance, accounting, treasury, strategic investments, supply chain and more from the corporate office. She began working for AdventHealth in 2002 and has been in leadership at several AdventHealth facilities, including vice president and controller for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Kansas, chief financial officer for AdventHealth Central Texas and chief financial officer for Texas Health Huguley and the Southwest Region.

“Penny is a dynamic leader whose passion for our mission is evident. Her rich experience in previously serving this region in a leadership role and working closely with our valued joint venture and community partners, will serve her well as she leads Texas Health Huguley and the Southwest Region into a new decade of providing whole-person care,” said Randy Haffner, president and CEO of the Multi-State Division of AdventHealth via release.

In February, Johnson will take over from interim CEO Jesse Sutton, the chief financial officer for Texas Health Huguley and the Southwest Region of AdventHealth, who has hold the position since Ken Finch retired on Dec. 31 after 40 years of service to Seventh-day Adventist healthcare. Finch became the CEO at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South in 2009.

“Our two organizations have a long history of working together to provide quality, compassionate care to the people of North Texas because of our shared values that put the patient at the center of everything we do,” said Barclay E. Berdan, CEO of Texas Health Resources via release. “I’ve known Penny for many years and am confident she will continue this proud history of service to those in need.”

“I feel blessed to have the opportunity to return to Texas and to work with the physicians, team members and partners to care for our community and provide wholeness to those we serve,” said Johnson via release.


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