San Antonio, TX – Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak recently appointed Chris Dunbar, MHL as new Chief Operating Officer effective November 1, 2019. For the past three years, he has been in Denver, Colorado serving as the VP of Operations at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.
As a key contributor on their leadership team, Dunbar positively impacted the hospital’s growth and quality. During his tenure, he led numerous clinical departments such as the Emergency Department, Laboratory Services, Respiratory Therapy, and Rehab Services, as well as several non-clinical teams including Pastoral Care, Security, and Food and Nutrition. Additionally, Dunbar spearheaded multiple service line growth strategies and initiatives. Focusing on patient experiences, Dunbar led efforts to increase overall ratings of care in Emergency Services, Outpatient Test and Treatment, and Inpatient where they have seen sustained improvement. He also served as the executive co-lead to deliver a $4.8 million state-of-the-art clinical education center.
Exhibiting leadership skills that earned him an invitation to HCA Healthcare’s prestigious executive development program, Dunbar implemented successful employee retention strategies which reduced turn-over through improved compensation, corporate communication and mentorship.
“We are really excited about adding Chris to our leadership team. We were immediately drawn to his thoughtful approach to building and maintaining relationships with those around him,” said Marc Strode, CEO of Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak. “He’s such an accomplished leader and we will leverage his expertise to help drive our strategic initiatives to better meet the needs of our community.”