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Texas Health Allen Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer
08/23/2013

ALLEN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is pleased to announce that Christy Escandon, R.N., MBA, CENP, has joined the staff as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

Christy Escandon
Christy Escandon

“We are thrilled that Christy has joined the leadership team at Texas Health Allen. She brings a wealth of nursing and leadership experience to her role and is a great addition to our staff,” said Jeff Reecer, President of Texas Health Allen.

“I am so impressed by everyone I've met so far at Texas Health Allen," Escandon said. "The team spirit here is very strong. I love that our hospital is very community-based and family friendly — not only for our patients, but for the care team. You can truly connect at a close level when you work alongside your 'family' members."

A native of Houston, Escandon lived in Lubbock for 17 years before relocating to the Dallas area five years ago. She most recently worked as the VP of operations for Medical City Children's Hospital. Prior to Medical City, Escandon held several key leadership positions for health systems in south and west Texas, including Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen; Edinburg Children's Hospital and Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg; and Covenant Health System in Lubbock.

"My desire to help people, and my interest in medicine and health care led me to my career in nursing," she said. "I found a unique body of knowledge in nursing that spoke to me and clicked with my personal values."

Escandon holds an associate's degree in nursing from South Plains College and a bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas A&M University. She was on track to become a nurse practitioner, when she was offered her first administrative role, and eventually earned a master's degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University.

"I had been a business major before I became a nurse, so being a nurse administrator pulled all of the pieces together for me," she said. "I am able to continue to help patients, but from a different perspective. I help by providing a positive, nurse-friendly environment for patient care."

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is a 73-bed acute-care hospital serving the northern Collin County area since 2000. The hospital’s services include women’s services, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, pediatrics, wound care and sleep medicine. Texas Health Allen, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has more than 500 physicians on its medical staff practicing in more than 25 specialties. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Allen.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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