John Phillips has been named the new president at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Health System’s flagship hospital, according to D CEO Healthcare. Phillips has been the president at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center for the last seven years. Phillips’ track record includes gaining Level 3 trauma and Magnet designations. Methodist COO and Executive Vice President Pam Stoyanoff commented, “I am so happy to have John continue his journey within Methodist.”
Dr. Jody Prather has been named Baptist Health’s chief strategy officer. According to Gerard Colman, Baptist Health CEO, “Having a physician as chief strategy officer recognizes our commitment to offering the very best patient care while growing in a purposeful way.” In his new role, Prather will be part of the executive team setting Baptist Health’s strategic direction. Read more at the News-Enterprise HERE.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto has received the award for being “Designated Baby-Friendly” from Baby-Friendly USA, reports Desoto Times-Tribune. The hospital is the first hospital in Baptist Memorial Health Care system to be given the award. Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies. Sponsored by the World Health Organization and The United Nations Children’s Fund in the United States, the award is based on the “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding” and identifies facilities that offer mothers information, confidence and skills needed to be successful when breastfeeding their babies.
Incorporating elements intended to support healing, Presbyterian’s latest hospital will open on October 1. According to the AlbuquerqueJournal, the 342,000 square foot building is four stories and each floor is filled with local artwork. The facility houses the medical center, a rehabilitation facility as well as the Physician Office Building. Helen Brooks, the hospital’s chief executive, said, “One of the best compliments we get is it doesn’t feel like a hospital.”