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Mr. J.T. Barnhart Named CEO of Dallas Medical Center

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Effective May 23, 2016, J.T. Barnhart has joined Dallas Medical Center as CEO. Barnhart has a successful record of healthcare leadership and operational experience. He joins Dallas Medical Center from St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, FL, a member of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). J.T. 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.

Prior to St. Lucie, Barnhart served as Chief Operating Officer for Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute in Fort Pierce, FL, another member of HCA. Among his successes, he developed successful new service lines and oversaw millions of dollars in construction and renovation to position the hospital as a leader in the community.

Prior to his tenure with HCA, Barnhart served in a variety of leadership roles with Health Management Associates (HMA), including CEO at Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe, GA and COO at Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, TX. Barnhart received his MBA from the University of Central Florida.