July 19, 2017
Laura Irvine to join Medical City Healthcare as Division Executive Vice President And Chief Administrative Officer
Laura Irvine, FACHE, will join Medical City Healthcare as division executive vice president and chief administrative officer August 1. In this new role, Irvine’s primary focus will be to expand Medical City Healthcare’s service footprint with an integrated approach to network access and regional outreach, hospital operations, and strategic planning. Her scope of responsibility will support quality, service, and growth goals and include six hospitals, emergency services, women and children’s services, behavioral health, human resources, marketing, planning, and regional outreach.
“Over the past three years, Medical City Healthcare has invested more than $1.3 billion in the North Texas market and we are poised for continued expansion,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “Laura’s exceptional experience and insight will help us achieve accelerated growth and transformation in these critical areas and support our goals of exceptional quality, service and excellence in patient care.”
Irvine most recently served as executive vice president for integration and alignment for Dallas-based Methodist Health System. In this role, she led health care reform initiatives, integration and alignment of Methodist’s physician enterprises, accountable care organizations, expansion of care delivery centers, population health management, and non-hospital health care delivery migration.
Irvine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University. She began her career at Methodist Health System in 1996 and served in progressively more responsible positions from strategic planning to hospital leadership. Among her many accomplishments at Methodist, she was instrumental in planning and launching Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and developing the Sammons Trauma Tower at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Her leadership strengthened multiple tertiary service lines, improved quality, and further enhanced emergency, trauma, and critical care services.
Irvine’s accomplishments have been recognized by several professional organizations with awards including Modern Healthcare magazine’s Up and Comers award, the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award, and D CEO Most Influential Business Leaders 2015.
“Medical City Healthcare is known for providing leading-edge medicine and best-in-class patient care,” says Irvine. “I look forward to joining this dynamic and growing organization.”