Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Marc Strode joined Methodist Hospital Stone Oak as Chief Executive Officer in 2013 and has 22 years of leadership experience within Methodist Healthcare.
Previously, Marc served as the Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital Texsan, as well as, Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas.
In the past four years, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak has become one of the most recognized hospitals in the community for exceptional clinical outcomes and patient experience as a result of Marc’s robust development of a strong hospital culture. He has also led nearly $200 million in capital projects and expansions during his tenure at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak.
He has proven across multiple hospitals and facilities the ability to win hearts and minds of hospital teams in an effort to create an environment that affords those teams to do their best work to improve the health of the San Antonio and South Texas communities.
Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Richard Marple, MD, MPH, MSc joined Methodist Hospital Stone Oak in 2016 as Chief Medical Officer with 32 years of experience as a physician and physician leader in the Army and ten years of leadership in local healthcare systems.
While serving, Dr. Marple was privileged to lead many Army services and hospitals including: Chief of the Primary Care Department with Brooke Army Medical Center, Deputy Commander of Heidelberg Army Hospital, Commander at Stuttgart Community Health Clinic and Deputy Commander of Eisenhower Army Medical Center. After retiring from the Army, he moved to San Antonio and continued his medical career at Baptist Health System as Chief Medical Officer before moving into his current role at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak.
Dr. Marple has a passion for improving complex healthcare systems with the ultimate goal of improving the care for patients. He’s dedicated to educating and developing young physicians and hospital staff, especially those considering leadership.
Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Stacie Miller, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN was promoted from Associate Chief Nursing Officer to Chief Nursing Officer for Methodist Hospital Stone Oak in August 2019.
Stacie started her career with Methodist Healthcare in 2011 and officially joined the Methodist Hospital Stone Oak team in 2015. While she was the Associate Chief Nursing Officer, she also was accepted into the highly competitive national HCA CNO Development Program.
During her time at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Stacie has helped improve employee engagement and patient experience scores, opened three brand new units with nearly 100 percent nursing contract labor and championed the Patient Safety Summit, where her curriculum was adopted as a best practice for all Methodist Healthcare facilities.
Stacie is committed to ensuring patient safety and driving greater accountability that leads to exceptional clinical outcomes.
Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Chris Dunbar, MHL joined Methodist Hospital Stone Oak as Chief Operating Officer in November 2019 with more than 10 years of leadership experience.
Prior to joining Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Chris served as the Vice President of Operations at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s and the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, Colorado.
As a key contributor on their leadership team, Chris positively impacted the hospital’s growth and quality. During his tenure, he led numerous clinical and non-clinical departments. Additionally, Chris spearheaded multiple service line growth strategies and initiatives. Focusing on patient experiences, he led efforts to increase overall ratings of care in Emergency Services, Outpatient Test and Treatment and Inpatient where they saw 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, Chris implemented successful employee retention strategies which reduced turn-over through improved compensation, corporate communication and mentorship.
Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital Stone Oak
Gabriel Marrufo, MBA joined Methodist Hospital Stone Oak as Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and has more than 20 years of financial leadership experience in healthcare.
Prior to joining Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Gabe served as the Vice President of Business Development for Del Sol Medical Center (East) and Las Palmas Medical Center (West). At that time, he was selected to participate in the newly initiated HCA CFO Development Program.
During his tenure at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, Gabe has led various expansion projects including: seven additional Operating Room suites and growth of the Sterile Processing Department, 100-bed tower expansion and the second CT growth project. Additionally, he helped develop a $100 million growth plan and expanded the spine robotic platform. Under Gabe’s leadership, EBITDA has grown from $20 million to $85 million.