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, Vice President of Operations

Dustin Anthamatten, Vice President of Operations Dustin Anthamatten serves as the Vice President of Operations at Methodist Charlton Medical Center (MCMC). He currently has operational oversight of cardiology, environmental services, inpatient hospitalists, physical plant, food services, imaging, laboratory, leased tenants, oncology, physical medicine, and respiratory therapy. Dustin was originally hired as the facility’s VP of Finance 2014 and moved in to the VP of Operations role approximately a year after being originally hired. Other prior experience includes, operating as UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Manager of Financial/Capital Planning, where he developed several large projects which supported the growth of UT Southwestern’ s Medical Center. Finally, Dustin holds bachelor degrees in management and economics, as well, a MBA, MA in Economics, and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to his current role, Dustin serves several board of directors including serving on the Executive Board as the Treasurer for the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and on the Executive Board of the Best Southwest Partnership and as Co-Chair of the Healthcare Committee that bring together state/local politicians, community and business leaders, and citizens to address the healthcare needs of the Southern Dallas Sector.