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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Promotes Two Senior Executives
03/06/2009

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has promoted two senior executives to new roles, as part of a planned leadership transition for the hospital.

Mike Evans has been named senior vice president and chief operating officer, moving up from the position of vice president-operations and chief nursing officer.

Eileen Hoffman has been appointed vice president-patient care services and chief nursing officer. She was formerly director of nursing for Texas Health Plano.

These promotions follow the recent retirement of Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE, who served as Texas Health Plano president for 17 years, and the subsequent move of Jeffrey Canose, M.D., formerly COO, to president of the hospital.

"Mike and Eileen have both been exemplary role models of servant leadership in its fullest expression, demonstrating a personal and professional commitment to the mission, vision and values of Texas Health Plano,” Canose said. “Their outstanding leadership has been instrumental in attaining elite status as a Magnet Hospital of Nursing Excellence, as well as the highly coveted Texas Award for Performance Excellence.

“Both Mike and Eileen will continue to make a huge difference in the success and sustainability of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano."

Evans began his career in 1982 as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. There, he was promoted several times, eventually moving to Texas Health Plano as director of emergency/critical care in 1990. Two years later, Evans was promoted to director of nursing.

Evans was named vice president of nursing and patient services in 1997. In 2004, he assumed his prior position as vice president-operations and chief nursing officer.

Evans earned a master of science in nursing administration from Texas Woman’s University in 1992, after receiving a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Southeastern Massachusetts University in 1981. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Nurses Association, and was named one of the “Great 100 Nurses” in Dallas-Fort Worth.

“I am excited and honored to continue to play a role in the management and leadership of Texas Health Plano,” Evans said. “This hospital has a great legacy of clinical excellence and service to patients and the community, as well as a commitment to its employees to be a superior workplace.”

Hoffman, who succeeds Evans as CNO, joined Texas Health Plano in 2003. Prior to that, she was with RHD Memorial Medical Center, Dallas, for six years, moving up the ranks to become vice president-patient care services. Hoffman also served in numerous nursing management roles at hospitals in Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., where she accompanied patients on international flights providing in-flight nursing care.

A master of science graduate from Georgia State University in 1978, Hoffman went on to earn a master of business administration degree from the University of Dallas in 2002. Her undergraduate nursing degree is from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Hoffman is a member of the North Texas chapter of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and was named one of the "Great 100 Nurses" in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2003.

“These promotions reflect our system’s practice to look within the organization for talent,” said Doug Hawthorne, chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources. “We are proud to say that we didn’t have to look far when deciding who to place in these key leadership positions at Texas Health Plano.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is 370-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. The system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian hospitals, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.

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