March 18, 2022
Methodist Hospital has appointed Diana Henderson, MD, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). She joins Methodist Hospital after serving as Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan since 2014. Dr. Henderson brings with her twenty years of clinical experience having formerly practiced as an ENT surgeon in San Antonio. During this time, she has established herself as a leader in the San Antonio medical community and an innovator in the area of hospital quality.
“I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Methodist Hospital. The facility has a proud tradition of excellence, and I am looking forward to building on the solid foundation and continuing the vision to be world-class,” commented Dr. Henderson.
During her tenure as CMO for Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan, Dr. Henderson helped enhance facility pandemic response through a focus on physician communication. She was engaged in targeted quality and patient safety improvement processes, which attributed to the achievement of 11 consecutive A-grade ratings from the Leapfrog Group, including the recognition as Top General Hospital in 2017, one of only three in the state. She also established the first Heart Team preoperative assessment concept, which had a significant positive impact on the care of heart surgery patients for Metropolitan and is now used by all Methodist Hospitals, resulting in equally significant improvement at all facilities.
“Dr. Henderson is a well-respected physician leader and brings a wealth of clinical leadership expertise to Methodist Hospital,” commented Dan Miller, Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. “I am confident that her focus on quality and process improvement, combined with her approach to engaging with physicians and clinicians, will continue to build upon our recent successes in affording our patients the highest quality of care.”
Methodist Hospital is excited to welcome Dr. Henderson as CMO and looks forward to applying her expertise to deliver continued world-class, patient-centered care. She will assume her new role on April 25.