Leadership for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

John Phillips, FACHE, President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center

John Phillips, FACHE
President, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center JohnPhillips@mhd.com

John Phillips is president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. He oversees operations of a 254-bed non-profit acute care hospital with more than 1,000 employees and 200 physicians. Phillips has been instrumental in leading and growing the hospital, which achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing and is currently pursuing Level 3 trauma designation.

Under Phillips’ leadership in 2018, he is leading the development of the new Methodist Midlothian Medical Center. In 2017, he led Methodist Mansfield Medical Center’s new $11.8M professional office building and in 2015 opened a $118 million Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart and Vascular Center and patient tower.

The hospital has achieved exceptional safety scores, outperformed other hospitals in key quality measures to provide excellent patient care, and is certified by The Joint Commission as Primary Stroke and Chest Pain Center’s.

Phillips earned a MBA from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Health Care Administration from Trinity University.

Nora Frasier, Vice President of Nursing CNO

Nora Frasier Vice President of Nursing CNO

Nora Frasier, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC is Vice President of Nursing/Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years and a nurse executive for approximately the last 20 years.

Frasier has led nursing in diverse not-for-profit and proprietary hospitals, from a 100-bed rural community hospital to an urban tertiary care academic medical center. During her career she has served as a quality director, hospital administrator and chief nurse executive in a 1200-bed, 6 hospital health system. She has also served as an appraiser team leader for the Magnet© Recognition Program for 10 years.

Frasier earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of business administration degree from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. She has completed course work towards a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Texas Tech University Health Science Center and is continuing her studies at the University of Texas and will graduate in May 2018.

She is board certified as a Fellow by the American College of Healthcare Executives and as a Nurse Executive, Advanced by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Frasier is also a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a member of the North Texas Region Texas Team working to advance the “Future of Nursing.”

Dent Smith, Vice President of Operations

Dent Smith Vice President of Operations

Dent Smith is vice president of operations for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. He has operational accountability for biomedical engineering, clinical dieticians, environmental services, facilities, food services, hospitalists, information technology, laboratory, nuclear medicine, pharmacy, physical medicine, police department, radiology, volunteer services, and wound care center.

Additionally, he leads cross-functional teams tasked with addressing several major initiatives including associated hospital outpatient services, the establishment of free -standing physical medicine centers, and the system’s green initiative.

Prior to coming to Methodist, Dent served as vice-president of ancillary services for Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

His tenure also includes positions as director of laboratory, radiology and nuclear medicine for the CHI St. Vincent system in Little Rock and Sherwood, Arkansas.

Smith is a native of Arkansas. He earned an MHA from Webster University, a Bachelor of Science degree in radiologic technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from The University of Central Arkansas.

He is certified public accountant (inactive status).

He is also an inaugural recipient of the Sister Margaret Blanford Award for the CHI St. Vincent leader whom most embodies the core values of reverence, integrity, compassion and respect.

Jary Ganske, Vice President of Finance

Jary Ganske, Vice President of Finance

Jary Ganske is Vice President of Finance for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. He is responsible for financial management, productivity, capital and growth planning, and the operating budget.

Additionally, he serves as the Compliance Officer for Methodist Mansfield.

Ganske is a native Texan and graduate of Baylor University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Immediately prior to coming to Methodist in 2012, Jary served as Vice President of Texas Health Physician Group, part of Texas Health Resources.

His professional career includes positions as Senior Vice President, Vice President of Marketing and Development, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and President, as well as Chief Executive Officer of multiple successful healthcare entities.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System, or any of its affiliated hospitals.