Patsy Youngs, R.N.
Patsy Youngs, R.N., MBA, became president of
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman in September 2006. She
came to Texas Health Resources from Hunt Memorial Hospital
District (HMHD), where she served as administrator of
Presbyterian Hospital of Commerce and chief operating officer of
Youngs began her career in health care more than 30 years ago as
a registered nurse and has served in a number of clinical and
operational leadership positions. She worked in management
positions at Columbia Bay Area Medical Center in Corpus Christi,
Texas, St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington, La., and Mercy
Hospital in New Orleans.
Youngs earned a diploma in nursing from Touro Infirmary School of
Nursing in New Orleans, a bachelor's degree in health sciences
from Holy Cross College, also in New Orleans and a master's
degree in business adminstration from Florida Institute of
Technology's New Orleans campus.
Youngs has participated
in a number of community organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce
and Rotary Club. She is also an active member of the American
College of Healthcare Executives.
Denise Claussen, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., was named
chief nursing officer of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Kaufman in April 2011. She leads a team of 95 nurses in providing
top-quality care to the greater Kaufman community. She also
oversees the wound clinic, pain clinic and pharmacy.
Claussen has more than 30 years of experience. She began her
career as a staff nurse at Community General Hospital in
Sterling, Ill. Over the years, she has held nursing leadership
roles in Illinois, Iowa, Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Prior to
her current role, Claussen served as senior director of
perioperative services at Children's Medical Center of Dallas.
She was also previously administrative director of surgical
services at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Committed to nursing education, she teaches anatomy, physiology
and physical assessment. Claussen is also a frequent public
speaker on anatomy and physiology, as well as throughput and
She received a master's in nursing from the University of
Dubuque and a bachelor's in nursing from the University of
Mark Sij, D.O.
Mark William Sij, D.O., is the chief medical
officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman.
In this role, Sij works closely with hospital and physician staff
leadership to promote clinical excellence and safety in patient
care. He also works with Texas Health leadership around the
system to advance clinical initiatives.
Under his leadership, Texas Health Kaufman has received a quality
care financial reward from the Healthcare Quality Incentive
Demonstration project and has been named a QUEST Top Performing
Hospital. Sij specializes in internal medicine and also serves as
the medical director for Your Health Team, Home Health Care and