ALLEN, Texas — Texas Health Resources is pleased to announce that Kari McCord, M.S.N., RNC-OB, C-EFM, NE-BC, has been named chief nursing officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, effective Sept. 10.
McCord first joined Texas Health 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 in 2021.
In this role, McCord has collaborated with the chief nursing officer to oversee nursing practice, processes and initiatives at Texas Health Plano. She has had direct responsibility for the perioperative, acute care, critical care, and women’s, infants’ and children’s service lines. In addition, McCord has led the hospital’s Patient Efficiency and Effectiveness Committee, which drove improvements in length of stay and overall hospital throughput, as well as a project to reevaluate hospital capacity. She also led the Level IV redesignation of Maternal and Neonatal Services and has been leading the implementation of a new telemetry solution.
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.
In her new role, McCord will work closely with Amanda Thrash, hospital 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 will be responsible for the management of nursing practice, nursing education, professional development, nursing research and nursing administration.
About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.