Texas Health Alliance Appoints Administrative Director of Business Optimization and Ancillary Services|
FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance administrators have appointed Clint Abernathy as the new administrative director of business optimization and ancillary services. Abernathy brings 12 years of experience in quality engineering, Lean Six Sigma application and operations leadership to the position.
In his new role, Abernathy will be responsible for all ancillary services for Texas Health Alliance, including imaging, laboratory, pharmacy and physical therapy. Texas Health Alliance is Texas Health Resources’ newest full-service hospital, scheduled to open in September in North Fort Worth.
Most recently, Abernathy served as administrative director of operations and clinical excellence for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He also served as the hospital’s director of performance and productivity from September 2007 until October 2011. During that time, Abernathy implemented Lean Six Sigma improvement initiatives that helped reduce costs and improve quality of care. Texas Health Dallas now has more than 375 team members trained in Lean Six Sigma techniques, including 10 green belts and five black belts.
He served as a Lean Six Sigma black belt and associate plant manager for Fresenius Medical Care from January 2005 to September 2007 and the quality assurance supervisor for PCI Technology from January 2003 until January 2005.
Abernathy received his bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Dallas and a master’s degree in health care management from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. He is a Lean Six Sigma master black belt and a certified quality engineer, as designated by the American Society for Quality.
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