About Us

Leadership

  • JT Barnhart

    Chief Executive Officer

    JT Barnhart has a successful record of healthcare leadership and operational excellence. He joins Dallas Medical Center from St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL, a member of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Barnhart served as Chief Operating Officer for the 229-bed facility, and while there, he was successful in improving HCAHPS and employee engagement while improving financial metrics and increasing ER visits and admissions. Read More

  • Chirag Patel, MD

    Chief Medical Officer

    Dr. Chirag Patel served his residency in the Internal Medicine Program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York from January 1999 – December 2001 and went on to become the Chief Resident. He then became the Faculty Supervisor over the Department of Internal Medicine in January 2002 and served in that position until December 2003. Read More

  • Nick Geer

    Chief Financial Officer

    Nick Greer is an accomplished finance Executive with numerous successes in hospital management. He joins us from Northwest Health System in Bentonville, AR, a member of Community Health Systems, where he served as CFO. During his tenure he deployed Lean improvement processes, reduced contract labor year over year, and improved patient, physician and employee satisfaction. Read More

  • Dawn Beljin

    Chief Nursing Officer

    Dawn Beljin has decades of clinical expertise in the health care industry. Most recently, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for Forest Park Medical Center in Southlake where she helped the facility obtain an HCAHPS performance rating in the top one percent of the nation by delivering extraordinary patient care. Read More

Governing Board

Administrative Representatives:

  • JT Barnhart, CEO, Chairperson
  • Nancy Thai-Adkins, Executive Assistant
  • Nick Geer, CFO
  • Dawn Beljin, CNO
  • Jessie Liles, Quality Manager

Members:

  • Don Timm, II, MD, Chief of Staff
  • Chirag Patel, MD, CMO, Vice-Chairperson
  • Rufus Green, MD, Immediate Past Chief
  • Charles Health, CEO Metrocrest
  • Dan Heard
  • Ephraim Keng, MD
  • Gabriel Vargas, Farmers Branch Fire Chief
  • Peter Grays, MD
  • Subba Kosuri, MD

Read more about the Prime Healthcare leadership here.