Welcome to Texas Health Allen
A hospital of firsts, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen has served the local community and surrounding areas of Collin County since 2000. From being the first to offer robotic technology for partial knee replacement to the first hospital in Texas designated as “Baby Friendly” by the World Health Organization, we are committed to meeting the health care needs of the growing Allen population. At Texas Health Allen, our team of physicians on the medical staff is pleased to offer patients access to advanced care in high demand specialties such as orthopedics, back and spine, sports medicine and cardiology.
Parking & Transportation
Free parking is available for all patients and visitors in lots surrounding Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.
For more information on where parking is available, view or print a copy of the campus map.
For safety reasons, latex balloons or other latex products are not allowed (mylar balloons are allowed).
Texas Health Allen Café
Location: First floor of the main building
The café offers hot
food options, a salad bar and grill.
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(hot food bar closes at 2 p.m. and salad bar closes at 2:15 p.m.)
Fresh Market Café
Location: Near the Main Lobby next to the Rodenbaugh Conference Room
Available at all times, the Fresh Market Café offers traditional vending options along with fresh fruit, sandwiches and healthy snacks. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
Hospital Gift Shop
Medical Office Building 2, next to the Breast Center
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
People of all faiths are welcome to use the chapel, located near the main lobby, across from the Fresh Market Café. If you need a chaplain, please call 972-747-1000.
Amanda Thrash serves as president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, joining the leadership team there in July 2022.
Most recently, Thrash served as vice president, professional and support services, at Texas Health Plano. Her tenure with Texas Health extends much further, though.
She started at Texas Health Dallas as an administrative resident in 2009, moving to Texas Health Presbyterian Plano in 2010. She became administrator of Texas Health Neighborhood Care & Wellness Prosper in 2016, serving in that role for two years.
During the four years prior to joining Texas Health Allen, Thrash led multiple strategic growth initiatives at Texas Health Plano, including advancement of EMS Outreach strategy, resulting in significant growth in EMS traffic; and perioperative quality and efficiency initiatives, resulting in growth of the cardiovascular surgery and robotic surgery service lines.
In her spare time, Thrash enjoys spending time with her husband, Bucky, and their young son, Beau. They love cheering on the TCU Horned Frogs during football season and entertaining friends in their home.
Kari McCord, Chief Nursing Officer
Kari McCord, M.S.N., RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, serves as the chief nursing officer at Texas Health Allen.
McCord works closely with Amanda Thrash, president, and Robert Schwab, M.D., chief quality and medical officer, to develop and oversee the implementation of policies, procedures and practices to support the provision of safe, quality patient care. She is responsible for the management of nursing practice, nursing education, professional development, nursing research and nursing administration.
She first joined Texas Health Resources as a staff nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in 2005. She left Texas Health Dallas in 2012 for a job elsewhere and returned to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano in 2019 as director of Women’s, Infants’ and Children’s Services. She was promoted to associate chief nursing officer there in 2021 and moved to her current role at Texas Health Allen in September 2023.
McCord earned an associate degree in nursing from Dallas County Community College, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. She is a graduate of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Fellowship and the SMU Executive Fellowship. She was named a DFW Great 100 Nurse in 2020.
McCord and her husband have a son, Cayden, and daughter, Kendall. When not at work, she and her husband enjoy traveling to watch their daughter play competitive soccer and vacationing in Belize.
Robert Schwab, Chief Quality and Medical Officer
Robert Schwab, M.D., serves as chief quality and medical officer of Texas Health Allen.
In his role as chief medical officer, Schwab works closely with hospital and medical staff leadership to promote safety and clinical excellence in patient care. During his tenure at Texas Health Allen, the hospital was awarded an “A” rating for safety from the The Leapfrog Group, recognized as a top performer on key quality measures by The Joint Commission and improved physician engagement and partnership.
Schwab, who previously served as chief medical officer at Texas Health Denton, came to North Texas in 2010 from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he served as patient safety officer as well as a palliative medicine physician. He had previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and professor of Medical Humanities at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
He graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Schwab completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City and also completed a fellowship in Patient Safety in 2007-2008. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and received his certification as a Physician Executive from the American Association for Physician Leadership in 2016.
In addition to his role at Texas Health Allen, Schwab teaches an undergraduate premedical course at The University of Texas at Dallas. He also continues to speak nationally about the primary role of humanism in medical practice, and the role of art and the humanities in the development of health care professionals.
In his free time, Schwab has published two novels and fronts a cover band that plays events and venues throughout the Metroplex. He enjoys golf, and spending time with his wife, Cathy, his two adult children, Tyler and Emily, and the masters of his home, his two cats, Soxy and Jester.
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