Chief Executive Officer
Sims was named chief executive officer at Medical City Fort Worth in 2017. Sims came to Fort Worth after serving 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 more than 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 and exhibited a commitment to the community, having served on multiple community boards including the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Sims brings more than 17 years of healthcare experience to the role. 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.
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.
Terry Loftus, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Terry Loftus, MD, joined Medical City Fort Worth in September 2017. Prior to this, he was president of Loftus Health, a healthcare consulting company committed to educating physician leaders on how to successfully implement programs that improve the delivery of healthcare. Previously he was the medical director of surgical services and clinical resources for Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as chief medical officer (CMO) of Banner Boswell Medical Center.
Dr. Loftus’ undergrad work and MBA are from Arizona State University and his medical degree is from the University of Arizona. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Utah and a trauma surgery and surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Maryland’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Loftus is also a graduate of the Advanced Training Program for Executives and Quality Improvement Leaders sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare’s Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research.
Dr. Loftus has served in various leadership roles, including medical director of a Level 1 trauma center and a surgical intensive care unit. He is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgery. He has authored three books on program development and numerous journal articles on quality improvement.
Ulondia Lee, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Ulondia Lee, DNP, RN, was named chief nursing officer at Medical City Fort Worth in November 2020.
Lee previously served as chief nursing officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. She first joined HCA Heathcare in 2004 as assistant nurse director at Medical City North Hills, where she was named to the DFW Great 100 Nurses list.
She also served as chief nursing officer for Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, where she was recognized as a “Visionary Leader” by the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. She has held numerous nursing leadership positions at several hospital systems in North Texas and is actively involved in multiple professional associations.
Lee holds several degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing both from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Chief Operating Officer
JW Newman joined Medical City Fort Worth in January 2019. He had served as the Associate Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas since January 2018.
He previously held the same role at Medical City Fort Worth from January 2016 through December 2017. Prior to these roles, Newman served as an Administrative Resident for Medical City Healthcare at the division office. Newman replaces John Corbeil, who was recently promoted to CEO of Kingwood Medical Center, another HCA Healthcare facility located in Houston, Texas.
While at Medical City Dallas, Newman was responsible for a noticeable increase in employee engagement scores within departments for which he had oversight. He also successfully led capital improvement projects valued at more than $65 million.
Newman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration degree from Trinity University.
Brandon Prunty, RN, BSN
Vice President of Business Development
Brandon Prunty has been with Medical City Fort Worth since 2008 and served most recently as the Administrative Director of Orthopedics and Spine. He has held other leadership roles including Director of Advanced Clinicals, Nursing Director of Orthopedic, Bariatric, Spine, Medical Surgical and Transplant PCU.
Prunty holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and will soon graduate with his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.