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President

Debbie Paganelli, CHE

Deborah Paganelli, FACHE

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Deborah Paganelli, FACHE, joined Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford as president in 2007. Previously, Paganelli served as president of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville.

Under her leadership, Texas Health HEB is seeking Level III Trauma designation, the first such effort in Northeast Tarrant County. Paganelli has overseen multiple milestones, including as the third hospital in Texas to be named "Baby-Friendly,” and the first in Northwast Tarrant County to earn a three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The hospital is fully accredited as a Chest Pain Center by the non-profit Society of Chest Pain Centers and holds full Cycle III accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a cardiac procedure performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Texas Health HEB is also certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.

Paganelli oversaw the expansion of Texas Health Springwood, the hospital’s mental health facility. Satellite clinics opened in Allen, southwest Fort Worth, Southlake and Arlington, along with new programs focusing on senior care, cardiac and women’s oncology. Texas Health HEB also launched a hyperbaric medicine program in 2011, as well as a successful da Vinci robotic surgery program in 2010.

Prior to joining Texas Health Resources, Paganelli served as chief operating officer of Alice Regional Hospital and vice president of Memorial Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Paganelli serves as the chair-elect of the HEB Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the board of directors for CareFlite and the HEBISD Education Foundation, and the boards of the Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. She also serves on various committees and task groups within Texas Health, including chairing the system’s 2011 Community Employee Giving Campaign.

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Chief Nursing Officer

Lucy Norris
Lucy Norris, R.N., M.S.

Lucy Norris, R.N., M.S., is the vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

In this role, Norris is responsible for the nursing strategic plan, nursing workforce development and management, budgeting and financial performance of departments, continuous performance improvement, customer satisfaction, and professional development. She has been with Texas Health HEB since 2007 and under her leadership, the hospital has earned recogniation as a Primary Stroke Center, received the prestigious "Baby-Friendly Hospital" designation and implemented an electronic health record.

Norris has been named Texas Nurses Association District 9 Nurse of the Year and Texas Nurses Association District 3 Member of the Year. She has been a leader at the local and state levels for a number of nursing organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Nurses Association.

Prior to joining Texas Health, Norris was the principal of Norris FSG Inc., providing interim services as a chief nursing officer or other high level nursing leadership positions in acute care settings. Norris earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of science from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.

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Chief of Medical Staff 

Jerry Light, M.D.

Jerry Light, M.D.

Jerry Light, M.D., serves as the chief of medical staff at Texas Health HEB. In his position as chief, Light also serves as a member of the hospital's Board of Trustees.

Board certified in internal medicine and oncology, Light received his medical degree from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1985, where he also completed his internship, a residency in general surgery and a fellowship program in peripheral vascular surgery.

Light joined the medical staff of THHEB in 1998.

 

 

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Chief Medical Officer

Susann Land, M.D.
Susann Land, M.D., M.B.A.

Susann Land, M.D., M.B.A., serves as vice president and chief medical officer at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

In this role, Land works closely with hospital and physician staff leadership to promote clinical excellence and safety in patient care. She also works with Texas Health leadership around the system to advance clinical initiatives.

Under her leadership, Texas Health HEB was designated as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, earned designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital by the World Health Organization, received a quality care financial award from the Healthcare Quality Incentive Demonstration and was named a QUEST Top Performing Hospital.

Prior to her role as chief medical officer, Land served in progressive administrative positions at the hospital while continuing a part-time geriatric practice.

Land earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas, and went on to earn a master's degree in business administration from the University of Dallas.

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