Texas Health Physicians Group Names New President
10/22/2013

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Physicians Group has named Shawn D. Parsley, D.O., to the position of president, effective Oct. 22. Parsley will report to Daniel Varga, M.D., chief clinical officer and senior executive vice president of Texas Health Resources.

Shawn D. Parsley, D.O.
Shawn D. Parsley, D.O.

Parsley’s appointment fulfills Texas Health’s goal to bring more physicians into leadership roles across the system. Physicians now serve in clinical leader positions at all levels of the health system, including each of three geographical zones across the North Texas service area.

“Dr. Parsley is no stranger to physician practice leadership,” Varga said. “He is engaged and global in thought regarding the significant and growing role of Texas Health Physicians Group in advancing Texas Health Resources’ mission, vision and strategic plan.”

Texas Health Physicians Group is part of the Texas Health system and includes more than 840 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and medical professionals. With 234 locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Tarrant counties that serve as critical links in the continuum of care, Texas Health Physicians Group furthers Texas Health’s strategy of transforming itself from a hospital-centric organization to a patient-centered, fully integrated health system.

Parsley is board-certified in family practice and has been a member of Texas Health Physicians Group since January 2011. Parsley will continue to practice medicine part-time at Lake Worth Family Medicine in Fort Worth, where he has served patients for 13 years.

“I’ve always enjoyed figuring out how all the pieces of any particular endeavor fit together,” said Parsley, a native of Conroe, Texas. “Since joining Texas Health Physicians Group, I’ve had the opportunity to learn more about the Texas Health Resources system, and I’m thrilled to represent and serve physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants of the organization.”

Before joining Texas Health Physicians Group, Parsley served in leadership positions with Medical Edge Healthcare Group. Previously, he served in the Army and was quickly elevated to chief of clinics for the largest outlying health clinic in the European Regional Medical Command. He has served on a number of boards and committees both within Texas Health and in private business. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and completed residency and internships at the Osteopathic Medical Center, also in Fort Worth.

In his new role, Parsley will work closely with Varga and Texas Health’s zone leadership to develop and implement the system’s physician-directed population health strategy. Parsley, a resident of Fort Worth, will also oversee Texas Health Physicians Group clinical operations, physician engagement, recognition and human resources-related issues.

Parsley, 46, replaces Michael Stoltz, M.D., who retired Aug. 1.

About Texas Health Physicians Group
Texas Health Physicians Group is Texas Health Resources’ 501(a) not-for-profit physician organization based in Arlington. The group includes more than 840 physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and medical professionals dedicated to providing safe, quality care for our patients. In addition to our primary and specialty practices, the organization’s network includes sleep lab services, infusion services, and diagnostic imaging in more than 230 locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker and Tarrant counties.

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 25 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, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley Hospitals, Texas Health Physicians Group, outpatient facilities, behavioral health 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 TexasHealth.org.