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  • CEO - Ruben GarzaRuben Garza

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ruben has a successful record of healthcare leadership and operational excellence, and brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience to the hospital. He joins Dallas Medical Center from the corporate office where he served nearly four years as a Transitional CEO for Prime Healthcare, the parent company of Dallas Medical Center. Read More

  • CMO - Chirag PatelChirag 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

  • Rose Lopez

  • Chief Nursing Officer

    Rose is an executive nurse leader who brings more than 28 years of healthcare experience to Dallas Medical Center. This experience includes working at several acute-care hospitals, and helping her facilities achieve designations for chest pain, stroke, and trauma, as well as Asthma Center of Excellence. Rose comes to DMC from Gila Regional Medical Center in New Mexico, where she served as Chief Nursing Officer. Before moving to New Mexico, Rose served as the System Chief Nursing Officer for Nix Healthcare System in San Antonio. Read More

  • Jade Andrews

  • Chief Financial Officer

    Jade brings with him more than 20 years of healthcare finance and operation leadership experience. Most recently, he served as the System CFO for Optim Healthcare in Savannah, GA. In this role, he was responsible for the financial oversight of two hospitals, one ambulatory surgery center, two imaging centers, seven physical/occupational centers, and 22 physician clinics. Before moving to Georgia, Jade served as CFO at several DFW-area hospitals, including Texas Health Resources (Kaufman), Methodist Hospital for Surgery (Addison), and Tenet/Baylor Scott & White Health (Lake Pointe – Rowlett). Read More

Administrative Representatives:

  • Ruben Garza, CEO, Chairperson
  • Nancy Thai-Adkins, Executive Assistant
  • Rose Lopez, CNO
  • Jade Andrews, CFO
  • Marilyn Hines, Quality Director

Members:

  • Shaun Kaiser, MD, Chief of Staff
  • Chirag Patel, MD, CMO
  • Rufus Green, MD
  • Charles Heath, CEO Metrocrest Services
  • Dan Heard, Wells Fargo
  • Gabriel Vargas, Farmers Branch Fire Department
  • Peter Grays, MD
  • Subba Kosuri, MD

Read more about the Prime Healthcare leadership team.