Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital
Dan Miller was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital in 2018 bringing with him fifteen years of healthcare leadership experience. Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare, Dan held the title of Chief Operating Officer at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado and most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado.
During his tenure as CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora, Dan was instrumental in championing many successful initiatives such as securing funding for several major expansion projects in addition to a new hospital being constructed to serve the growing population in the region. He also contributed to the organization improving many key metrics and outcomes, leading to a five star rating from CMS, being named Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report, and receiving a Top General Hospital designation from Leapfrog, one of only 45 hospitals across the country to receive this honor.
Under Dan’s leadership, Methodist Hospital has been named Best Regional Hospital by US News and World Report. He has been efficacious in developing the largest robotics hospital in the nation, having performed the highest volume of cases among any other hospital. In addition, Methodist Hospital has expanded its cardiovascular network and has been recognized as the most comprehensive and largest provider of cardiovascular care in the region, including the largest ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) program in South Texas.
Court LeMaistre, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services
Court LeMaistre, FACHE, was appointed Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services in 2018.
Court is a 15-year veteran in the healthcare industry, achieving tremendous success during his tenure in executive leadership roles. Before being promoted to CEO at Methodist Children’s Hospital, Court was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Lafayette General Medical Center where he was instrumental in developing strong employee, physician and patient engagement initiatives. His efforts helped the hospital achieve a 2018 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award for 95th percentile inpatient engagement. Court also led strategic development and acquisition projects for the organization, including the acquisition of a new hospital to serve orthopedic patients.
Prior to working at Lafayette General, he was Chief Operating Officer for HCA Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and was actively involved in the strategic development of a kidney transplant program and service line expansions. Court previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for St. David’s Georgetown Hospital in Austin, Texas. At Georgetown, Court was instrumental in the strategic investment and expansion of the women’s service line.
Under Court’s leadership, Methodist Hospital received four Healthgrades Excellence in Women’s Care Awards. In 2018, Court led an expansion of the hospital’s high-risk maternal fetal care services.
Peter DeYoung, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital
Peter DeYoung, MD, was appointed Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Children’s Hospital in December 2018.
Dr. DeYoung has practiced as a neonatologist in San Antonio since 2007 and has held leadership positions both within his group and at Methodist Children’s Hospital and Methodist Hospital Stone Oak. At Methodist Children’s Hospital, Dr. DeYoung served as the Chair of the Department of Medicine, Director of Neonatal Outreach, and Chief of the Medical Staff.
Dr. DeYoung’s professional interests include facilitating partnerships between the medical staff and hospital care teams to provide optimal patient care through emphasis on quality improvement and safety, and connecting the patient and their family to the patient’s medical care and the care team.
Lori Townsend, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K
Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services
Lori Townsend, MHA, BSN, CCRN-K was appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services in 2017. Lori manages the daily nursing operations of the hospital and Women’s Health department. Lori is the senior leader responsible for the campus’s perioperative service line including the adult operating room, cardiovascular operating room, children’s operating room, GI lab, hyperbaric services, wound care, and sterile processing.
Prior to joining Methodist Children’s Hospital, Lori worked at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada for 26 years. During her last five years at Sunrise, Lori served as Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the children’s hospital and women’s services.
Lori’s passion is ensuring all patients and families have an exceptional experience during their hospitalization. Under her leadership at Methodist Children’s Hospital, employee and physician engagement year-over-year has improved, employee turnover has decreased, and the hospital has consistently received high patient and family satisfaction scores.
Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital
Kevin Scoggin was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital in 2019, bringing with him nearly a decade of healthcare leadership experience. Kevin joined Methodist Healthcare after serving for three years as COO at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.
During his tenure in Austin, Kevin served as the programmatic development lead for Oncology, Trauma and Cardiovascular services. He also provided executive-level leadership for the Cath Lab, Electrophysiology, Trauma, Imaging, Respiratory Therapy, Facility Operations, Pharmacy, Bone Marrow Transplant Operations and Physician and Provider Relations. In addition to his departmental and programmatic development responsibilities, Kevin also managed a number of projects including a $50-million emergency room and inpatient bed expansion.
Throughout his career, Kevin served in multiple leadership roles within HCA including COO at Summerville Medical Center near Charleston, South Carolina; Associate COO at Kingwood Medical Center near Houston, Texas; and Administrative Resident & Assistant Administrator at Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital
Enrique Bernal was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital in 2017. Enrique joins the Methodist Healthcare System after serving the past decade as CFO for Sierra Medical Center in El Paso and years prior as CFO for Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, TX.
During his tenure as CFO, Enrique was responsible for all financial oversight including assessment of any financial risk and establishing plans to monitor in order to mitigate. He assisted the CEO to shape strategy and provide the financial acumen in order to meet established business plans and targets. Enrique was successfully responsible for obtaining capital funding for expansion projects and throughout his career negotiated and developed an Air Medical Transport Program, both Ortho and Surgical Navigator Programs, a Transfer Center program for secondary markets, and two Urgent Care centers. Enrique proudly streamlined an O.R. scheduling process and increased physician satisfaction scores by 22%.
Enrique was a member of the Tenet Corporate Audit Steering Committee as well as the Tenet Corporate Revenue Cycle Advisory Council.