Methodist Health System has selected David D. Clark, FACHE, as president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. He returned to Texas September 2 from Utah to assume his new role, and in his first two weeks, Methodist announced the Mayo Clinic collaboration and The Joint Commission arrived for the triennial survey.
Clark’s background includes a range of responsibilities with diverse health care organizations, including an academic medical center, rural hospitals, and tertiary care hospitals, as well as regional leadership roles with Christus Health, Intermountain Healthcare, and CHE Trinity Health. He holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration in health organization management from Texas Tech University. He has been recognized as an Up and Comer by Modern Healthcare magazine, presented the Grassroots Champion award by the American Hospital Association, and named a Health Care Hero by Utah Business magazine. He was recipient of the Manager of the Year award at Intermountain Healthcare and received a Touchstone Award from Christus Health for his work on staffing productivity and best practices. In 2011, Clark’s article on “Cost Containment without Compromising Quality Care” was featured in Frontiers of Health Services Management. He serves on The Joint Commission’s Professional and Technical Advisory Committee and the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Nominations Committee.
“Passionate about faith-based health care, David has an impressive background and his values align with the Methodist Health System mission and values,” says Pam Stoyanoff, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Methodist Health System. “We are pleased he is joining the Methodist Health System family as we continue to embark on new innovative initiatives and growth strategies.”
Clark’s father was a neurosurgeon and his grandfather a general practice physician. “I was exposed to health care from an early age, and while I respected physicians, I knew I did not want to be a surgeon like my father, who covered three counties and worked 100 hours a week,” says Clark. “In college, I enjoyed studying human resources, finance, economics, and marketing. I wanted to make a difference in health care like my father and grandfather and determined faith-based hospital leadership was my calling after learning from my grandfather, who also served as a hospital president in Santa Ana, California.”
Most recently Clark and his wife, Dodie, resided in Utah. They are now empty nesters but cherish time with their four children and five grandchildren. Clark enjoys sports, traveling, reading, but, most important, family time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. “This is an exciting time for Methodist Dallas Medical Center with the recent opening of the Sammons Tower and the new collaboration with Mayo Clinic,” says Clark. “I am pleased to be joining this outstanding organization as it continues to serve North Texas with compassionate, quality health care.”
About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.
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