Dr. Andrew Masica to be honored as Young Healthcare Executive of the Year


IRVING, TX – The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) announced today Andrew Masica, MD, MSCI, vice president, clinical innovation of Baylor Health Care System, was chosen as the 2012 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. The award honors youthful North Texas professionals who display key abilities of successful healthcare leaders.

“Dr. Masica has been a great innovator in his field,” said W. Stephen Love, president and chief executive officer of DFWHC. “His dependable work on clinical processes has dramatically improved the performance of all Baylor hospitals.”

Dr. Masica was involved in supporting Baylor’s adoption of electronic medical records. He also served as co-chair of the Baylor Health Care System Sepsis Task Force. He coordinated the creation of standardized sepsis order sets while generating process reports. The work has been useful in assisting Baylor employees to decrease occurrences of sepsis infection while working with patients. Over the past three years, Baylor Health Care System has seen a significant reduction of sepsis mortality.

In addition to Dr. Masica, nominees included Rebecca Tucker, administrator, Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson; Spencer Seals, MHA, senior construction project manager, Cook Children’s Health Care System; Elizabeth Asturi, MSN, RN, NE-BC, associate chief nursing officer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas; Jessica Rangel O’Neal, MHA, FACHE, vice president operations, Methodist Dallas Medical Center; Karim Kaissi, corporate director of project management, Texas Health Resources; and Joey Sudomir, senior vice president, IT, Texas Health Resources.

“We are fortunate to have these dynamic young professionals working in hospitals across the metroplex,” Love added. “They represent the future of healthcare in North Texas and deserve to be recognized.”

The DFWHC Board of Trustees created the award in 2005 to recognize young men and women in healthcare. Nominees must be 40 years of age or younger and employed at a DFWHC-member hospital.

Dr. Masica will be presented the award during DFWHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon, October 18 at the Arlington Convention Center. James Carville and Mary Matalin will serve as keynote speakers while T. Boone Pickens will receive the Distinguished Health Service Award. The event is sponsored in part by Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, GroupOne Services, Inc., CampbellWilson, LLP and Wilson Elser, LLP.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council is an 80-member organization with 44 years of service to North Texas healthcare. Governed by a 13-member board, the hospital trade association is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care.

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August 20, 2012

Contact:   Chris Wilson
Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council
972.719.4900      chrisw@dfwhc.org