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Leadership for Methodist Richardson Medical Center​​​​​

E. Kenneth Hutchenrider, Jr., FACHE; President, Methodist Richardson Medical Center

Ken HutchenriderKen Hutchenrider joined Methodist Richardson Medical Center as President in July, 2010.

He has more than 25 years of executive experience with a result oriented record of substantially increasing financial stability and strengthening team management to build a tradition of providing the best care possible to the communities served.

During his tenure, Ken administered the assimilation of the hospital into the Methodist Health System, as well as the development of a $120M replacement hospital and its subsequent and ongoing expansions. Pam Stoyanoff, Chief Operations Officer of Methodist Health System has said “Ken is an outstanding leader with a proven track record in operational excellence.”

Additional accomplishments include the establishment of a new wound care center, recruitment and stabilization of the NICU physician group, development of the Da Vinci surgical program, and the successful recruitment/employment of new medical staff members. Under his direction, Methodist Richardson has received accreditations as a Chest Pain Center, a Stroke Center, and achieved nursing Pathway to Excellence.

Prior to July 2010, Ken served as the Chief Executive Officer of Galesburg Cottage Hospital, in Galesburg, Illinois. There, he successfully and effectively managed all facets of the 173 bed acute care facility, including a skilled nursing unit, inpatient psychiatric unit, a joint venture outpatient therapy unit, and a joint venture dialysis unit.

Previously in his career, Ken served in executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of the Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Indiana and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. Ken started his career in a clinical position as a Paramedic Shift Supervisor in Pasadena, Texas.

Jonathon Gammon, MBA, ACHE, Vice President, Operations

Jonathon GammonJonathon Gammon, MBA, ACHE, is the Vice President of Operations at the Methodist Richardson Medical Center. Prior to joining Methodist, Jonathon worked in both the for-profit and non-for-profit healthcare sector for seven years, holding senior leadership position at Universal Health Services, Community Health Systems, and Bon Secours Mercy Health. Jonathon’s healthcare career has taken him across the country and allowed him to experience healthcare in seven different states- each of which bringing its own set of challenges and learning opportunities. Before switching to civilian healthcare, Jonathon spent seven years in the United States Army- Army Medical Corp, running medical clinics for the State of Virginia. No matter the healthcare setting, Jonathon is up for the challenge and eager to dig in and make a difference.
Jonathon moved to Wylie, TX with his wife, Whitney, and their three children: Cooper, Reagan, and Mikey. Fun fact- Mikey was actually born at Methodist Richardson shortly after Jonathon began his career with Methodist!

Ed Abbott, Vice President Finance

Ed AbbottEd Abbott was promoted to Vice President Finance in January 2018. Mr. Abbott has more than 20 years of healthcare finance experience. He joined Methodist Health System in 2013. Prior to being named Vice President Finance, he served as the Director of Hospital Accounting for Methodist Charlton Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Medical Center.

Prior to joining Methodist, he has held various finance positions including accounting, financial analyst clinical research, decision support, and budget manager. Mr. Abbott’s healthcare career began with the role of Medicare Auditor with Aetna Life Insurance.

His functional responsibilities include oversight of the financial operations of the hospital, the coordination of the capital and financial planning process, provide financial leadership for strategic and operational management decisions, and the development of the hospital’s operating budget.

Mr. Abbott is a native of Illinois and graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Bradley University in Peoria.

Georgette Calma, MSN, BA, RN, NPD-BC, Vice President Nursing

Georgette CalmaGeorgette Calma joined Methodist Richardson Medical Center in April 2022 as Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer. As CNO, Georgette provides executive leadership and strategic direction for nursing services. She is an accomplished leader with vast experience in patient experience, healthcare quality, patient throughput, regulatory compliance, staff recruitment and retention and employee engagement.

Georgette was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She received a BA in Business Management from Concordia University in Austin, TX and worked as a Program Manager in the high tech industry. After the birth of her first child, she felt the calling of nursing. She went on to pursue her nursing degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and then a Masters of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.

Prior to joining Methodist, Georgette held a variety of nursing leadership and executive positions in both the profit and nonprofit sectors of healthcare. Her clinical career began in Women’s and Children’s as a labor and delivery nurse, where she fell in love with the practice and passion of nursing.

On a personal note, Georgette is married and has three adult children and enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Kim Hines, Director, Physician Development

Kim Hines

Kim Hines joined Methodist Richardson Medical Center as the Director of Physician Development in March, 2022.

She has more than 12 years of experience working in healthcare, and has worked with countless physicians in many specialties ranging from cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, bariatrics, general surgery, women’s services and gastroenterology. Prior to transitioning to the healthcare field, Kim served as a Vice President in the Financial Banking industry for more than 25 years, leading multiple growth initiatives for several large and reputable national banking firms.

Kim enjoys working with many facets of physician engagement and helping to make an impact on patient care by ensuring physician recruitment, development and retention are exceptional.

Outside of work, Kim enjoys working out and spending time with her family, friends and her fur babies.

Jan Arrant, Director, Community & Public Relations

Jan ArrantAs the Director of Community and Public Relations, Jan Arrant loves to tell the stories of the great successes at Methodist Richardson Medical Center. She joined Methodist in 2015, after a 29-year career in television journalism.

The driving force for her has always been to do just one thing – make a difference. For many years, that involved giving viewers information they needed to make decisions about their daily life. After transitioning to healthcare, Jan has found her life motto still applies; only now, it’s giving people information they need to make decisions about their health and wellness.

Jan is very involved in the community and serves on the Richardson and Wylie Chamber of Commerce boards. She is also active in Leadership Richardson.

When Jan’s not at work, you’ll probably find her working in the yard, or in the kitchen. She’s a foodie at heart and loves to experiment. She thinks every recipe needs just a little “tszujing”!