June 29, 2017
Jyric Sims has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Medical City Fort Worth following a nationwide search. His first day is July 24.
Since 2014, Sims has served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) Tulane Health System, where he was responsible for daily operations of two acute care hospitals with over 500 beds and 35 hospital based clinics. His leadership is credited with remarkable improvements in patient experience, service line growth and recruitment of top talent to the organization. He led more than $50 million in construction and capital improvements over the past two years and exhibited a commitment to the community, having served on multiple community boards including the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
“Jyric’s focus on growth, recruitment of top talent and outstanding outcomes across a complex array of specialties helps ensure an exceptional experience for patients and families,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “I’m confident he will help lead Medical City Fort Worth to the next level of excellence.”
Sims brings more than 17 years of healthcare experience to the role. His medical career began as a certified nursing assistant and quickly advanced to leadership and business development roles, including director of operations at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He joined HCA in 2011 serving as chief operating officer of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida and Associate Chief Operating Officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.
“Medical City Fort Worth has an outstanding national reputation for leading edge medicine and quality patient care,” says Jyric Sims, FACHE, incoming CEO of Medical City Fort Worth. “I’m honored and looking forward to working with this highly skilled team of healthcare professionals and developing new strategies to fulfill our mission of serving the our community.”
Sims received a Master of Health Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and holds an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (LSU). He was also awarded the 2016 UAMS Alumnus of the Year and in 2015 the Modern Healthcare Up and Comer Award.
About Medical City Healthcare
Medical City Healthcare is one of the North Texas region’s largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers and includes 13 hospitals, more than 7,000 active physicians and 14,000 employees in North Texas. Three Medical City Healthcare hospitals are accredited comprehensive stroke centers, five hospitals hold the prestigious Magnet Recognized® status from the American Nurses Association, and six have been recognized by The Joint Commission as Top Performers in the nation. Part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 165 hospitals in the United States and England.
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth, formerly Plaza Medical Center, is a 320-bed facility offering comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney and liver transplants and emergency care. As part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a certified chest pain center, a designated comprehensive stroke center, and a designated Magnet® facility for nursing excellence.