President and Chief Executive Officer Methodist Healthcare
Allen Harrison was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Healthcare in 2018. Methodist is a unique partnership with equal ownership between investor owned HCA Healthcare and not-for-profit Methodist Healthcare Ministries (MHM), the largest non-public funding source for uninsured and underinsured patients in South Texas. The System employs more than12,000 people in its 29 facilities, has 400 plus volunteers, and over 2,700 physicians at the nine Methodist Healthcare hospitals.
Prior to his current position, Harrison was Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital where, in a short time, he made great strides in quality, growth and physician relations. He has made positive changes internally by evolving the hospital culture to one of ownership, empowerment and accountability. He came to Methodist from St. David’s HealthCare in Austin, where he served as CEO for six years.
Harrison began his healthcare career more than 20 years ago as a Clinical Engineer where he was responsible for overseeing a service line delivering custom medical equipment to persons with disabilities. He has also worked as the Vice President of Business Development at the Medical Center of Aurora and as COO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
Paul Hancock, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer Methodist Healthcare System
Paul Hancock, MD, MBA is the Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare. He is responsible for managing clinical operations, liaising between administration and medical staff and ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of medical care. Under his leadership, Methodist Healthcare launched a system-wide focus on the Culture of Safety. His leadership has guided Methodist facilities to substantial improvements in hospital acquired infections, stroke door-to-needle times, cardiac mortality, sepsis bundle compliance, blood utilization, ventilator times and radiation safety. During his tenure, Methodist has consistently achieved some of the highest Leap Frog patient safety scores and CMS star ratings.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Hancock served as Chief Medical Officer of Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of the Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center and Vice-President of Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System in Amarillo, Texas. He practiced in St. Louis and in Lexington, Kentucky before returning to his native West Texas where he practiced Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Harrington Cancer Center.
Susan Griffin, MSN, RN
Chief Nursing Executive Methodist Healthcare System
Susan Griffin is the Chief Nursing Executive for Methodist Healthcare and a proud recipient of the 2014 Texas Award for Performance Excellence. Under Griffin's leadership, Methodist Healthcare received national “Best Practice” recognition in the Leader and Strategy categories from the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 2017.
Throughout her tenure at Methodist Healthcare, Griffin has demonstrated her passion for cultural transformation to exceptional care and for mentoring nursing leaders. Her leadership principles center on “why” she has chosen healthcare as her life’s work, and she consistently establishes best nursing practices that are replicated in other divisions throughout HCA Healthcare. Her commitment to making healthcare better for the communities that she serves is contagious.
Chief Financial Officer Methodist Healthcare System
Ronnie Midgett joined the Methodist Healthcare as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November of 2018. Ronnie has worked for HCA since 1997, starting as a staff accountant at Trident Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
Prior to working for Methodist Healthcare System, Ronnie served as the CFO of HCA’s Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA and had financial oversight of Stone Springs Hospital Center. During that time, he had direct oversight of day-to-day operations of Health Information Management, Case Management, Information Systems, Materials Management, Patient Financial Management, as well as expanded market accounting/financial operations. Under Ronnie’s leadership, Reston saw a record EBITDA margin of 36.23%.
Regional Vice President – Human Resources Methodist Healthcare
Barry Burns joined Methodist Healthcare in December 2003 and has served in various Human Resources leadership positions within the System prior to being promoted to his current role as Vice President of Human Resources in August, 2010. In this capacity, Burns oversees overall HR strategy and support for the System’s nine freestanding hospitals and approximately 12,000 employees.
Prior to his time as the Regional VP of Human Resources, Burns completed two cooperative education rotations while attending Texas A&M, and then went on to work full time with the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston as a Human Resources Representative. After spending seven years as a federal employee with both NASA and the United States Attorney’s Office, Burns began his career in healthcare where he served in leadership roles with Houston’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, and Houston Methodist.