DFWHC announces 2017 Board of Trustees


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) has announced its Board of Trustees for 2017. The Board of Trustees consists of the following individuals:

• Chair Brett Lee, CEO, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe
• Past Chair Lillie Biggins, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
• Chair-Elect Scott Peek, COO, Baylor University Medical Center
• Trustee Nancy Cychol, President, Cook Children’s Medical Center
• Trustee Clay Franklin, CEO, Medical City Fort Worth
• Trustee Bill Whitman, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, JPS Health Network
• Trustee Jerri Garison, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano
• Trustee Joseph DeLeon, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital SW Fort Worth
• Trustee John Phillips, President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
• Trustee David Berry, President, Children’s Health System
• Trustee Jeffrey Cellucci, District COO, Kindred Healthcare
• Trustee, Charles Gressle, CEO, Medical City Plano
• Ex-Officio Robert Walker, President/CEO, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
• Ex-Officio Dr. Frederick Cerise, President/CEO, Parkland Health & Hospital System
• Ex-Officio Clint Abernathy, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Alliance

Completing their terms are Dr. John Warner, VP/CEO, UT Southwestern University Hospitals; Kenneth Hutchenrider, President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center; Cindy Schamp, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Irving; and Debbie Paganelli, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New DFWHC Board Members include Garison, DeLeon, Phillips and Berry. Walker and Dr. Cerise will continue to serve as ex-officios while Abernathy was appointed as new ex-officio.

“Our 15-member board represents a dedicated group of North Texas healthcare executives,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of DFWHC. “They have an array of impressive talent and experience. We appreciate their commitment to helping lead North Texas healthcare in 2017. We would also like to thank Dr. John Warner, Kenneth Hutchenrider, Cindy Schamp and Debbie Paganelli for their dedicated work over the past years.”

DFWHC is a 90 hospital and 65 associate member trade organization with more than 47 years of service to North Texas healthcare. Governed by a Board of Trustees made up of hospital executive officers, the hospital trade association is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care.

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January 3, 2017

Chris Wilson
DFW Hospital Council
(972) 719-4900