Brett Lee accepts new position, steps down as DFWHC Chair


Brett Lee

Brett Lee, chair of the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Board of Trustees and the chief executive officer of the North Texas markets of Tenet Healthcare Corporation overseeing five hospitals in a joint venture with Baylor Scott & White Health, will step down as DFWHC chair after accepting a position at Capital Senior Living Corporation effective August 14.

One of the country’s largest operators of senior living communities, Capital Senior Living Corporation announced on July 10 that Lee would join the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Lee had served on the DFWHC Board since 2013 and as chair since January.

“We are thrilled to hear of Brett Lee’s new role and we wish him great success,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “We can’t begin to say enough about his service to DFWHC and the healthcare community over the years and especially in his role as chair in 2017. Brett will be missed, but we hope to continue to work with him in the future.”

Headquartered in Dallas, Capital Senior Living Corporation’s operating strategy is to provide value to residents by providing quality senior housing services at reasonable prices. The company operates 129 senior housing communities in geographically concentrated regions with an aggregate capacity of approximately 16,500 residents. Lee will report to Chief Executive Officer Lawrence A. Cohen and succeeds Keith Johannessen, who passed away in December 2016 following a courageous battle with cancer.

“It has always been a dream of mine to lead a national, publicly traded, healthcare company, and I am excited that I have accepted a role as the national chief operating officer of Capital Senior Living Corporation,” Lee said. “It has been one of the great honors of my career to serve the healthcare community as a trustee of DFWHC. I am proud of the important role DFWHC plays in improving the well-being of the patients we all collectively serve.”

Prior to Tenet, Lee served as chief operating officer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, chief operating officer at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, vice president of operations and clinical services at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and vice president of operations at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.