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.
Khaver Kirmani, MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services
Khaver Kirmani, MD, MBA was appointed Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services in 2021. Dr. Kirmani joins Methodist Healthcare from Arizona, where he served as a practicing neonatologist for more than 25 years and as the Chief of Pediatrics at Banner Children’s at Desert for four years. During that time, he completed his MBA and Master’s in Leadership.
Dr. Kirmani is transitioning to executive physician leadership to affect health care quality, patient safety and process improvement more broadly, rather than one patient at a time.
During his time at Banner Children’s at Desert, Dr. Kirmani engaged in targeted quality and process improvement projects, as well as patient safety improvement processes. He led his teams to improve inpatient length of stay and decreased ventilated days in the pediatric ICU. Dr. Kirmani has experience with various leadership roles in non-profit organizations. He has worked alongside national organizations and state legislators to improve regulations and bills affecting the care of pregnant women and newborns.
Negar Johnson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services
Negar Johnson, MSN, RN, NEA-BC was appointed Chief Nursing Officer of Methodist Children’s Hospital and Women’s Services in 2020. Negar’s dedication to her work and Methodist Healthcare began in 1994, when she was hired as a registered nurse in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Methodist Hospital. She quickly progressed into positions of increased challenges and responsibilities, culminating as associate chief nursing officer at Methodist Hospital.
Negar has a long history of leading new programs, launching quality improvement initiatives, and helping team members achieve their clinical and career goals. She was instrumental in the expansion of the nationally acclaimed adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Negar earned the 2020 Grace Ann Durr Humanitarian Award for going above and beyond to aide in the lives of patients and community members in need. She has received many recognitions for her leadership in nursing. This short list of accomplishments does not begin to scratch the surface of the hard work Negar has put forth, or the accolades she has achieved professionally and personally.
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.
Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital
John Armour was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital in 2021. John holds a 25-year tenure at HCA with extensive financial, operational, and accounting healthcare experience.
Throughout his career, John has held a variety of financial positions, including his former role as CFO in the HCA Gulf Coast Division where he was responsible for the financial management of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Pearland Medical Center, and Mainland Medical Center. John has also served in CFO roles at Kingwood Medical Center, Bayshore Medical Center, East Houston Medical Center and Texas Orthopedic Hospital.
John is responsible for anticipating and addressing financial roadblocks while controlling assets, leading teams, monitoring productivity, and meeting financial goals. He assists the CEO to shape strategy and provide the financial acumen in order to meet established business plans and targets.
He holds a BBA from Southern Arkansas and a MBA from Northcentral University. John has been instrumental in many growth and development initiatives throughout his career and was recognized as a Houston Business Journal CFO of the Year nominee in 2018.
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.