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Texas Health Remembers COO Dr. Jeffrey Canose

Dr. Canose at THA
Dr. Jeffrey Canose (Courtesy of: THR)

Texas Health Resources Chief Operating Officer and senior executive vice president Dr. Jeffrey Canose died Friday, Jan. 17 after losing his battle with lymphoma. He was 62.

“Jeff was, first and foremost, guided by his deep and abiding faith. He was a servant leader in its truest sense. This foundation, coupled with Jeff’s unwavering conviction in our Mission, fueled his relentless drive for “every, every, every” (focusing every day, on every person in every care venue to deliver safe, reliable care),” writes Texas Health CEO Berclay Berdan.

Canose joined THR in 2006 as COO of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and was president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano among other leadership roles. Canose shaped and grew new service lines, partnerships, and helped establish a systemwide medical education program. He was the first physician president for a hospital in the Texas Health network.

Outside of his work with THR, he was elected chairman of the Texas Hospital Association in 2017 and was named Business Executive of the Year from the Plano Chamber of Commerce in 2010. His medical education included an internship in general surgery at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Connecticut and a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

“While strategically astute and business savvy, Jeff was grounded in the belief that we are entrusted to guide a sacred, heroic and healing ministry. And that to be successful in our efforts, we must do it together,” Berdan writes. I will miss Jeff deeply, and will always be grateful for his friendship, counsel, and commitment to this organization.”

Berdan closed his message with Canose’s own words. “Even when the uncertainty, the ambiguity and the volatility seem to be overwhelming us, individually and collectively, we must always remember that ‘God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love Him, for those who are called according to His purpose.’”

Canose is survived by his wife, Kathy, and his son, David.

Details on a memorial service to follow. The family requests that donations be made to the Texas Health Resources Foundation, the UTSW Simmons Cancer Center or Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in lieu of flowers.

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