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Britt Berrett
Britt Berrett
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Britt R. Berrett, Ph.D., FACHE, began his service as president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in February 2010.

Berrett joined Texas Health Dallas following 10 years as president and chief executive officer of Medical City Dallas Hospital. He has more than 20 years experience as a health care leader and administrator. His background includes both the nonprofit and investor-owned environments in hospitals ranging from small to large. He brings strengths in building physician stakeholder relationships and driving clinical operations to achieve business results.

Berrett holds a doctor of philosophy degree in public affairs from the University of Texas at Dallas. His dissertation, "Leadership Theory in Strategic Planning in Hospitals," reflects his passion for advancing the business side of hospital operations to further advance the mission to improve patients' lives. He received a master of science degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, and a bachelor's degree in finance from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Berrett has served as a member of numerous health care and civic boards, including the DFW Hospital Council, Health Industry Council, Ronald McDonald House Advisory Board, Allen Sports Association, and the American Heart Association.

He also has served as a Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives and has been a guest lecturer at Southern Methodist University, UT Dallas, UT Arlington, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was recognized with the Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" award and as an "Up & Comer" by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Chief Nursing Officer

Cole Edmonson, R.N.

Cole Edmonson

Cole Edmonson, D.N.P., R.N., FACHE, NEA-BC, is vice president of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic, operational and financial performance of nursing at the hospital.

Edmonson has almost 20 years of health care experience, with a proven track record for improving nursing engagement, physician satisfaction with nursing, and overall quality of patient care.

Prior to his appointment at Texas Health Dallas in June 2010, Edmonson served as the CNO and vice president of nursing at Medical City Dallas. His responsibilities there included direct management of seven service lines, including heart, cancer, surgery, orthopedics and neurosciences, and clinical responsibility for women and children's services. As the facility's Magnet Program Coordinator, he successfully led Medical City to become the first hospital in North Texas recognized as a Magnet facility. Under his leadership, the hospital was also the first in North Texas to be re-designated a Magnet facility.

Edmonson is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as the President of the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, Secretary of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, and a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives. He is also an active member of the Texas Nurse Association and the American Nurses Association.

Edmonson has published numerous articles on such topics as evidence-based nursing, building front-line leaders, and customer service in health care. Past recognitions include being named a Great 100 nurse, receiving the Texas Nurses Association District 4 Nurse of the Year, Nursing Management Magazine's Visionary Leader Award, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Excellence in Leadership Award and Nurses Week Nursing Excellence Award for Advancing/Leading the Profession.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Oklahoma University College of Nursing. He anticipates receiving his Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Christian University in 2011.

He is an adjunct faculty instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Woman's University, and also serves as an Executive MSN Advisory Board Member at UTA and an Advisory Member for the Collin County Nursing Program. 

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Chief Medical Officer

Aurora Estevez, M.D., MBA, FACOG
Aurora Estevez

Aurora Estevez, M.D., M.B.A., FACOG, was named chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in July 2013. She is responsible for advancing clinical excellence and physician leadership and integration, working with a medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians. Estevez oversees quality and performance improvement, outcomes management, utilization review, risk management, infection prevention, physician relations, graduate medical education and medical staff affairs.

Prior to joining Texas Health, Estevez served as chief medical officer at NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Fla., where she contributed to many system-wide accomplishments including a three star STS ranking in cardiac surgery, implementation of the electronic medical record, and affiliation with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. Estevez also previously served as medical affairs officer at two Tenet hospitals in South Florida and was in private practice in Boca Raton, Fla., for 15 years.

Estevez is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, obtained her medical degree from the University of Kansas and completed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Estevez earned a master's in business administration from Yale University in 2008 and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

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