Methodist Charlton Chief Medical Officer Selected for Health Care Fellows Program

Establishes Methodist Charlton as Key Leader in Dallas Health Care Methodist Charlton Medical Center

CMOThe inaugural class of the Texas Hospital Association’s Leadership Fellows Program was recently announced in Austin and includes a local health care luminary. Frank Vittimberga, MD, chief medical officer at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, TX, was one of 24 hospital executives selected for a year-long program designed to promote the professional development of health care leaders and position them to drive health care innovation. THA’s Leadership Fellows program brings together health care leaders from around the state for a focused study in becoming effective health care advocates for Texas hospitals and the communities they serve.

“Methodist Charlton is proud of the role we play in serving the health care needs of our community and we are always proactively looking for ways to improve quality, safety, and outcomes for our patients,” says Methodist Charlton President Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE. “We are pleased to have Dr. Vittimberga representing Methodist Charlton in THA’s Fellows program to ensure we are doing even more to influence the future of health care.”

The THA Leadership Fellows program is designed to grow leaders and equip them to lead community health policy discussions, guide integrations of the latest trends in health care strategy and create an environment that enables the best possible patient care outcomes. Curriculum includes presentations from a diverse group of health care experts with varying perspectives as well as open, active dialogue and debate.

“We are in an age of health care transformation, and as hospital leaders we have to do everything we can to position ourselves at the forefront of health care innovation,” said Ted Shaw, THA president/ CEO. “The THA Fellows program is a chance for us to identify developing thought leaders in their respective health care communities and arm them with even more skills and expertise.”

The entire class list of 2014 THA Leadership Fellows is available at THA’s website.

About THA
Founded in 1930, THA is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 445 of the state’s 584 acute-care hospitals and health care.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers and Medical Groups are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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.

Lynette Wilkinson, APR