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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Names New President
02/12/2009

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has promoted Jeffrey Canose, M.D., to president of the hospital, effective March 1. Canose, currently senior vice president and chief operating officer of Texas Health Plano, will succeed Texas Health Plano President Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE, who will retire after 38 years in healthcare administration.

Jeffrey Canose, M.D.

Jeffrey Canose, M.D.
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“We have been fortunate to know Phil’s plan to retire in 2009 for some time and have been able to plan for the leadership transition at Texas Health Plano to be as seamless as possible,” said Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, parent organization of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

Canose has extensive administrative experience and, as a doctor, brings valuable clinical perspective to Texas Health Plano, Hawthorne said. He is the first physician in Texas Health Resources’ system of 13 hospitals to be named a hospital president.

Canose joined Texas Health Resources in January 2006 as senior vice president and COO at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and became the first COO at Texas Health Plano in June 2007. Prior to that, he served as vice president of clinical operations of CaroMont Health/Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C. from 1999 to 2006.

His professional experience also includes a decade of clinical practice and progressive executive leadership as a clinical department chair, academic program director of anesthesiology and administrator of perioperative services at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Canose received his medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed an internship in general surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Connecticut, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His subspecialty fellowship training in cardiac anesthesiology was at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. In addition, Canose earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“This hospital is extremely blessed with an amazing team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals in every clinical and non-clinical specialty. We will excel by consistently delivering the highest possible levels of quality, safety and satisfaction to our patients, with a renewed emphasis on the power of faith in the healing process for both patients and caregivers alike. This is our promise, individually and collectively, to every patient and every community we have the privilege to serve.”

Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE

Philip M. Wentworth, FACHE

Wentworth joined Presbyterian Healthcare System in 1979 and was named interim president of Texas Health Plano in 1992, assuming the role full-time the following year. Under his leadership, Texas Health Plano has expanded substantially and achieved numerous distinctions including national designation as a Magnet Hospital of Nursing Excellence, the fourth hospital in the state to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, the prestigious Ivy Award for culinary excellence, and “Best Hospital” and “Best Emergency Department” in Collin County in the Plano Star-Courier’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We thank Phil for his years of service to, and leadership of, Texas Health Plano,” Hawthorne said. “The hospital has grown enormously under his guidance, including two capital expansion projects. Texas Health Plano also has received numerous recognitions and awards during Phil’s tenure.”

Not only has Wentworth been “an outstanding officer for Texas Health Plano,” Hawthorne said, he has taken an active role in the community.

In 2002, Wentworth was named Plano Citizen of the Year. He has been involved with the Collin County United Way, Practical Parent Education and the Boy Scouts of America Explorers Group. He has served on the Collin County Child Advocacy Center Board and is a past chairman of the board of directors of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

Wentworth was a recipient in 2006 of the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. He is a Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council board memberand a member of the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development. He started his career in New York City in 1971. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Wentworth earned a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in healthcare administration. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

“Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is in very capable hands with Dr. Jeffrey Canose,” Wentworth said. “He and his wife Kathy have become a part of our hospital family. Texas Health Plano will continue to thrive and grow under his leadership.”

Upon his retirement, Wentworth plans to spend time traveling with his wife Susan and continuing his involvement in Plano community activities.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Established in 1991, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to patients. Key services offered include orthopedics, cardiovascular, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. The 370-bed facility has more than 1,600 employees and a medical staff of 1,200 physicians. 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. Texas Health's system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospitals, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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