DALLAS LaSharndra “Sharn” Barbarin, FACHE, has been named chief executive officer for Medical City Arlington, starting June 27.

Since 2015, Barbarin has served as CEO at Medical City Lewisville. Under her leadership, the hospital experienced historic growth, expanding the breadth and depth of services including emergency/trauma, robotics, orthopedics, spine, breast oncology and colorectal. Under her leadership, the hospital has achieved an “A” Leapfrog safety score for seven consecutive years, was recognized as a Joint Commission Top Performer and named “Best Hospital to Have a Baby” in Denton County by DFWChild Magazine.

“Sharn is an inspiring leader with a proven track record of strategic leadership and focus on growth, physician collaboration, colleague engagement and a mission-driven commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for patients and families,” says Erol Akdamar, FACHE, president of Medical City Healthcare. “I’m confident that Sharn will help lead Medical City Arlington to the next level of excellence.”

Barbarin brings more than 25 years of experience in the Medical City Healthcare system to this new role. She began her career as an administrative fellow at Medical City Las Colinas and was quickly promoted to COO at Medical City McKinney. She advanced to COO at Medical City Arlington before being named CEO of Medical City Lewisville.

Dedicated to servant leadership and community service, Barbarin was recognized in 2020 by the Dallas Business Journal as an outstanding minority business leader and she serves on the board of directors for the DFW Hospital Council and numerous community organizations. She holds a Master of Health Administration from Tulane University, along with a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Louisiana State University and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.