Chief Executive Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
Esther Kwon joined Methodist Hospital Texsan in May of 2023.Previously, Esther served as the Chief Operating Officer for St. David’s Medical Center, holding various administrative roles since 2012.
During her time as COO, Esther led 16 hospital departments/services with more than 400 full-time employees, and she has played an instrumental role in leading the hospital through multiple regulatory and emergency operation situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Esther is a member of the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas Board of Directors, as well as a mentor for the St. David’s Foundation Neal Kocurek Scholarship program.
Nadine L. Griffiths-Brooks
Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
Griffiths-Brooks has over 25 years of progressive healthcare experience. She began her career with Methodist Healthcare in 2008, as a Registered Nurse Coordinator at Methodist Hospital Stone Oak. Prior to joining Methodist Hospital Metropolitan as their Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, she served as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Methodist Hospital Texsan.
Griffiths-Brooks holds a Comprehensive Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery from Natal College of Nursing South Africa, MSN Leadership and Management from Western Governor’s University, and most recently, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Science from Texas Women’s University.
Chief Operating Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
Methodist Hospital Texsan appointed Brin Cole, MHSA as Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining the Methodist Healthcare System in 2022, Cole began her career in healthcare with Ascension Texas in 2016.
Cole holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Business Administration from Trinity University. Additionally, she completed internships with University Health System and Airrosti Rehab Centers. Cole has also completed the HCA Executive Development program in 2022 and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
David Heckman, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
David Heckman joined Methodist Hospital Texsan as Chief Financial Officer in December 2018. David has direct responsibility for all financial activities to include accounting and budgeting along with planning and development of operational strategies.
David most recently served as Vice President of Finance at Methodist Hospital. He supported various projects to include the $252 million campus expansion, along with overseeing all financial aspects of facility operations.
David joined Methodist Healthcare in 1998 and has served in various roles, such as controller, assistant controller and senior financial analyst. David holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the state of Texas.
Christopher Ward, CMO
Chief Medical Officer, Methodist Hospital Texsan
Christopher C. Ward, MD, MBA, FACEP, CPE, OStJ serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Methodist Hospital Texsan. Most recently, Christopher served as the Vice Chair for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Steward Healthcare in Boston. Ward's goal is to build on the foundation of improving clinical outcomes, enhancing medical staff collaboration, and empowering our team to uphold the highest standards of care.
Christopher has an extensive background in healthcare, specifically within the Emergency Department. Christopher received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Emory University. Recently, Christopher also completed the Trium Global Executive MBA program from NYU Stern, London School of Economics, and Paris HEC.