Debbie Paganelli, CHE

Deborah Paganelli

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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.

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.


lli 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.

Chief Nursing Officer

Lori Donovan

Lori Donovan

Lori Donovan, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., CNOR, is chief nurse officer at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and also serves on an interim basis in that role at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB. She is responsible for the strategic, operational, clinical, and financial performance of the hospital's nursing services.

Donovan was named Texas Health Arlington Memorial's administrative director of surgical services in 2006, and played an instrumental role in the opening of the Vandergriff Surgical Tower and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington, a physician-led specialty hospital on the campus of Texas Health Arlington Memorial. Before that, she served as a surgical services nurse manager at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

Donovan earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, Wis., in 1986 and a master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006. She is a member of The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, the Texas Nursing Association and the Texas Council of periOperative Registered Nurses. She was recognized as a "Great 100 Nurse" by the Texas Nurses Association in 2005. She is passionate about health and wellness and competes in Ironman Triathlons in her spare time.

Chief Medical Officer

Susann Land, M.D.

Susann Land, M.D.

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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