Texas Health Plano Welcomes New Director of Cardiovascular Services
08/19/2013

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is pleased to announce that Eleanor “Ellie” Huff, R.N., M.S.N., has been named the Director of Cardiovascular Services.

Ellie Huff, R.N.
Ellie Huff, R.N.

“With over 20 years experience in health care, Ellie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role at Texas Health Plano,” said Mike Evans, R.N., M.S., President at Texas Health Plano. “We are excited to see her push our cardiovascular services and capabilities to the next level in the years to come.”

Huff joined Texas Health Plano from Methodist Dallas Medical Center where she was the Director of Cardiology. Prior to Methodist, Huff worked for the Advisory Board Company in Washington, D.C., helping health-care executives prepare for reform arising from the Accountable Care Act and emerging payment methodologies. She also worked at GE Healthcare for two years as a black belt helping lead Lean Six Sigma quality improvement initiatives at health systems across the country.

In addition to her business experience in healthcare, she has strong roots in front-line critical care and transfer center operations. She has served as a registered nurse in diverse clinical settings at Stanford University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

She is also a frequently invited guest lecturer at health-care symposiums on flight nursing, critical care and neurological trauma and implementing Lean Six Sigma in health-care operations.

Huff has a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix.

“I really treasure the culture here at Texas Health Plano. The people are warm, sincere and take great pride in their work,” Huff said. “Everyone is focused on taking the best care of our patients.”

About Texas Health Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

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 www.texashealth.org.

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