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DFW Healthcare Brief: Prosper Cook Children’s Campus Opens and Recognition for Medical City Plano

Plus Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council announces board of trustees for 2023 and the 2022 Pinnacle of Health Award goes to Texas Harris Health Hospital Southlake.
By Shreeya Khatry |
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake (Courtesy: Texas Health Resources)

The 23-acre Cook Children’s medical campus in Prosper is now open. An urgent care center and several primary care physician offices were opened in 2019, followed by a medical office building and an outpatient surgery center in 2020.  A new emergency department, an infusion center, an imaging center, a pharmacy, and an inpatient unit with intensive care beds are among the many new facilities that will help support the growing needs of Prosper and surrounding communities.  

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital at Medical City Plano was recognized as one of the country’s top oncology hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospital is one of two in North Texas to be included in the list, which features nationally accredited cancer care providers. The 603-bed hospital includes a large staff of specialty physicians, surgeons, and oncology nurses. Additionally, the hospital is a leader in oncology care, having treated more than 3,500 patients in Collin County.  

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has announced its Board of Trustees for 2023. The DFWHC is a 90-member trade organization that consists of 90 hospitals and has served North Texas for more than 53 years.

The Board of Trustees includes: 

  • Chair, Becky Tucker, Senior VP of Channel Integration, Texas Health Resources 
  • Chair-Elect, Jessica O’Neal, CEO, Medical City Las Colinas 
  • Past Chair, Blake Kretz, President, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital 
  • Trustee, Dr. Roberto de la Cruz, Exec. VP, Chief Clinical Officer, Parkland Health 
  • Trustee, Dr. Seth Toomay, Associate VP, Chief Medical Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Center 
  • Trustee, Bill Masterton, Chief Operating Officer, JPS Health Network 
  • Trustee, Natalie Wilkins, Chief of Staff to President/CEO, Cook Children’s Health Care System 
  • Trustee, Juan Fresquez, President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center 
  • Trustee, Will Turner, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie 
  • Trustee, Vanessa Walls, Executive Vice President Northern Market, Children’s Health 
  • Trustee, Steve Edgar, CEO, Medical City Denton 
  • Trustee, Kyle Armstrong, President, Baylor University Medical Center 
  • Trustee, Chris Richard, CEO, Kindred Hospitals  
  • Ex-Officio, Matt Chance, Chief Operating Officer, Scottish Rite for Children 
  • Ex-Officio, Patrick Brown, VP of Operations, Methodist Charlton Medical Center 

Press Ganey, a Human Experience healthcare performance improvement company, awarded The Pinnacle of Excellence Award to Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake. The Guardian of Excellence awards were also awarded to the following healthcare facilities in Texas: 

• Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, Employee Engagement – Hospital Category 

• Texas Health Hospital Frisco, Patient Experience – Emergency Department Category 

• Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery Plano, Patient Experience – Inpatient Category 

• Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, Patient Experience – Outpatient     Services (Labs & Tests) Category 

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