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Leadership at Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Fran Laukaitis, MHA, BSN, FACHE
President, Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Fran Laukaitis, President, Methodist Charlton Medical Center

Fran Laukaitis became president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center in March 2015. Prior to being named president, Laukaitis served as interim president and chief nursing officer at Methodist Charlton. Laukaitis is the first registered nurse (RN) to become president of a Methodist Health System facility.

During her time at Methodist Charlton, Laukaitis has been instrumental in improving the quality of care provided to all patients. The number of patients who leave the emergency department without being seen has been greatly reduced. Patient satisfaction results have improved dramatically. New units, such as the intermediate care unit, have been opened to better serve the needs of the hospital’s population. Joint Commission surveys have been successful and Methodist Charlton now has a STEMI program for fast heart attack care, as well as primary stroke accreditation. All of these combined help raise the bar for quality and solidify Methodist Charlton's position in its market as a competitive leader.

Laukaitis began her nursing career with hospitals throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida and Texas. Her first chief nursing officer role was in 1999 in Kalispell, Montana. After spending seven years in that role, she was promoted to the chief operating officer for the same facility where she served an additional four years. In 2010, she joined Methodist Charlton as chief nursing officer.

Teresa Land
Chief Nursing Officer

Teresa Land, Chief Nursing Officer, Methodist Charlton Medical Center Teresa Land, MBA, BSN, RN brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion to Methodist Charlton Medical Center. Since joining Methodist Charlton in 2008, she has served as director of nursing, and most recently, director of quality. Prior to joining Methodist Charlton, Land was the senior director of critical care at a children’s hospital in San Antonio. Land has been a registered nurse for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Texas Christian University, and a Masters of Business Administration with a healthcare focus from the University of Dallas. When still practicing at the bedside, Teresa was a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) and Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR).

Stephanie Gary
Vice President of Finance

Stephanie Gary, Vice President of Finance, Methodist Medical Center Stephanie Gary is proud to serve as the Vice President of Finance for Methodist Charlton Medical Center. In her role, she focuses on oversight of the hospital's financial affairs ranging from daily/monthly financial analysis to yearly/long-range budgeting, planning & forecasting. She also serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for the hospital. As the VP of Finance, she represents the hospital on a variety of system-level committees. She is also active in the community serving on the board of the Duncanville Chamber of Commerce. She will also be a 2018 graduate of Leadership Southwest.

She is married to her best friend/husband of 9 years and they have two children ages 8 and 5, as well as a 2-year old Lab named Max.

She is extremely proud to be a member of the leadership team that serves Methodist Charlton and the surrounding community.

Dustin Anthamatten, MBA, MA, CPA, FACHE
Vice President of Operations

Dustin Anthamatten, Vice President of Operations Dustin Anthamatten currently serves as the Vice President of Operations at Methodist Charlton Medical Center (MCMC). He has operational oversight of cardiology, oncology, imaging, laboratory, physical medicine, respiratory therapy, inpatient hospitalists, physical plant, food services, environmental services, police and leased tenants. Dustin was originally hired as the facility’s Vice President of Finance in 2014 and moved in to the Vice President of Operations role approximately one year after being hired.

In addition to his current role, Dustin serves on several boards of directors including a joint venture with a 50-bed rehabilitation hospital, a 100-bed skilled nursing facility, and a chemotherapy and radiation treatment center.  He is also on the Executive Board of Directors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (North Texas Chapter) and Board of Directors of the the Best Southwest Partnership that brings together local and state politicians, business leaders, community leaders and citizens to address the education, tourism, transportation, and healthcare needs of the Southern Dallas Sector.

Dustin began his career at Fidelity Investments, holding roles as an investment advisor and financial analyst. During this time, he was also an adjunct instructor of economics.  He transitioned to healthcare at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) and operated in progressive roles until he was the Manager of the Office of Financial and Capital Planning, where he developed large projects which supported the growth of UTSW, before moving to Methodist Health System.

Dustin holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Economics, a Masters in Business Administration, and a Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.  In addition, he holds a graduate certificate in advanced technical accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).  In 2019, Dustin was awarded Early Careerist of the Year and Mentor of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (North Texas Chapter).  In 2020, he was recognized as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the Dallas-Ft. Worth Hospital Council and selected for the Leadership Dallas Class of 2021 by the Dallas Regional Chamber.