Since opening in 1898, our hospital has always risen to meet the healthcare needs of the community.
In my career as a hospital administrator, I have witnessed many changes to the healthcare system, most of them positive. Technology has improved dramatically, access to quality care has expanded, and quality has emerged as the key factor in successful patient care. Now, more changes lie ahead, and health systems like OMHS must adapt to meet the evolving needs of our patients and communities. Continue reading
In Texas, there’s an old saying about staying the course and sticking with the principles that made you successful: Dance with the one who brought you. Continue reading
As president of a regional healthcare system like OMHS, I have found that conversations about our organization can occur anywhere—including the grocery store! Whether I’m in the board room, a doctor’s office, or the peanut butter aisle, I truly enjoy hearing what people have to say about OMHS. Because listening, I believe, is how we get better. Continue reading
The holiday season is always a very special time for me. In my personal life, I have many reasons to be thankful. I am blessed to have the love and support of my beautiful wife Jackie and a family that offers continuous encouragement. I am thankful for the good health that I’ve enjoyed. And I am grateful for the Christmas season and the true meaning behind the holiday. Continue reading
Outreach event at Meadow Lands Elementary School illustrates how today's hospital engages the community.
A few decades ago, the role of the community hospital was fairly basic. Our main job was to take care of sick patients, and so we concentrated mostly on our core services such as emergency and acute care.
During my career in the healthcare industry, I have seen the role of the community hospital change dynamically. Of course, great patient care is still our calling card, but today’s hospital is much more. Our role as a community health provider has greatly expanded. Continue reading