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Our focus is your care and comfort. Our team is committed to providing you with quality individualized treatment and compassionate care. We have great respect for each other's experience and training, work closely in a team environment, and are sensitive to everyone's needs. It takes special people to create a place where you want to be treated. The collaboration and chemistry between our nurses, support staff, and the physicians on our medical team is a high priority for us.

Our team is a multidisciplinary mix of all the specialists on our medical staff, along with nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and support and administrative members. Our culture is one of unity, where each person on our staff is an equal member of the team and is treated with the respect he or she deserves. We select each team member carefully for his or her passion, sensitivity, expertise, knowledge, and patient focus. Our team members not only focus on your care but are involved in advancing the diagnoses and treatments of heart and vascular medicine through research and innovative technologies.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us with questions or concerns.

Executive Leadership
Nancy Vish, RN, PhD, NEA-BC
President and Chief Nursing Officer
Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Officer
Trey Wicke
Vice President of Finance – Chief Financial Officer

Board of Managers
C.T. Beckham (Sparkey)
Cindy Decoursin
Michael Graham
Stuart Lander, MD
Richard Lockwood
J. Kent Newsom (Kent)
Steven R. Newton
President of Baylor University Medical Center
Timothy Owens (Tim)
Rohit Parmar, MD
Bertram Smith, MD, FACS
Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Kevin Wheelan, MD
Don Wills

Medical Leadership
Kenneth Ausloos, MD
Medical Director of Respiratory
John Eidt, MD
Vice Chair of Vascular Surgery, Patient Safety Champion
Paul Grayburn, MD, FACC
Medical Director of Non-Invasive Cardiac Laboratory
Roger Khetan, MD
Medical Director of Quality
Edward Mays, MD
Medical Director, Laboratory
Dan Meyer, MD
Chief of Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Greg Pearl, MD, FACS
Chief of Vascular Surgery
Michael Ramsay, MD, FRCA
Medical Director, Anesthesia
Charles Roberts, MD
Medical Director of Cardiac Surgery
Jeffrey Schussler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Director of the Intensive Care Unit
Bertram Smith, MD, FACS
Medical Director of Non-Invasive Vascular
Robert Stoler, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Co-Medical Director of Cardiology Medical Director, Catheterization Laboratory
Carlos Velasco, MD, FACC, FACP
Medical Director of Non-Invasive Vascular
Kevin Wheelan, MD, FACC
Chief Medical Officer

Hospital Leadership
Erika Anderson
Manager, Prevention and Wellness
Mindy Andrews-Smart, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cath Lab/Radiology
Ramiro Baiza, BSRS, RT(R)(CT)(MR)
Manager, Radiology Imaging
Jasmiry D. Bennett, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC
Advanced Practice Provider Manager, Department of Vascular Surgery
Hope Caldwell, BSN, RN
Supervisor, Specialty Care Unit
Brandi Crow, MSN, BSN, RN
Director, Healthcare Improvement
Mike Davis, ThM
Chaplain, Pastoral Care
Sandra DeJong, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Electrophysiology/Pacemaker
Tonya Decorte
Supervisor, Executive Admin Services
Dixie Frazier
Executive Assistant
Rodney Fuller, MBA, KP, HEM
Director, Environmental Safety and Community Outreach
Casey Galloway, BSRC, RRT
Manager, Cardiopulmonary, Transport Services
David Garner, BSN, RN
Manager, Quality and Patient Safety Officer, HCI Coordinator, Compliance Liaison
Jordan Girard
Process Manager, Information Services
Amanda Gonzalez
Office Manager II, Administration and Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute
Kara Goodnight, MHA
Director of Marketing
Sherrie Grimmett
Night Supervisor, SCU
Jennifer Hatfield
Supervisor, SCU
Terrell Hinton, RN
Supervisor, Cath Lab Nursing
Daryn Holloway, MBA, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post Anesthesia Unit – Fort Worth
Mini Iype, MSN/MHA, RN-BC
Supervisor Care Units and Critical Care
Sabrina Johnson, BSC
Senior Financial Analyst
Sharon King DNP, RN, CNML
Director of Cardiovascular Services
Kim Krause, PRH, s-HRBP, HR
Business Partner, Human Resources
Lauren LaRoe, BSN, RN-BC, BBBA
Manager, Specialty Care Unit 4th Floor, Aortic Center, Patient Transition/Scheduling
Susan Leinert
Supervisor, Scheduling
Jennifer Lenge, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Outpatient Services (Center for Valve Disorders, Center for Complex Arrhythmias)
Laura Linker, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director, Surgical Services
Jeanette Linthicum, MSN, RN
Supervisor, Cardiology Pre/Post-Anesthesia Unit – Fort Worth
Ramone Martinez, MBA
Director, Access Services
Kari McDonnough, CDM
Director, Nutrition Services
Joshua Medders, BS AEP
Manager, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Mark Ocampo
Manager, Comprehensive Care Management
Marie “Bunny” Owens, RDCS, RVT
Supervisor, Non-Invasive Cardiology – Fort Worth
Priya Padmanabhan, MHA, LSSYB
Supervisor, Clinical Performance Measures
Shamira Perdomo, MS, CHAA
Manager, Access Services
Leda Perez
Director, Environmental Services
Sarah Pinkerman
Director, Health Information Management
Grace Poon, Pharm-D, RPH
Director, Pharmacy
Megan Ramos, MSN, RN-BC
Supervisor – Post Anesthesia Care Unit
Michael Rampoldi, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Manager, Non-Invasive Cardiology - Dallas and Fort Worth
Brittany Rigacci
Physician Development Liaison
Michelle Rigby, RN
Operating Room Supervisor
Susan Riley
Director, Supply Chain Management
Robin Roberts, MSN, RN
Manager, Nursing Education
John Rudy, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Cath and EP Lab – Fort Worth
Michelle Sension, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Manager, Service Excellence and Patient Experience
Amanda Shoultz
Marketing and Public Relations Consultant
Sanjay Shrestha, BS, ACSM-EP
Supervisor, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Art Signo, MS, RN-BC
Director, Education
Andres Sisneros, BS, RS, RT-R, ARRT
Director, Cath Lab/Dallas and Fort Worth, Radiology – Dallas
Ernest Smith
Coordinator, Sterile Process
Meridith Suarez, BSN, RN-BC
Supervisor, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care
Lindsey Briley Teefey, MSN, BSN, RN-BC
Manager, Specialty Care Units and Critical Care, Magnet® Coordinator
Brooke Tetrault
Project Manager, Outpatient Services
Henry Viejo, MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC
Director of Nursing – Fort Worth
Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
President/Chief Nursing Officer
Mike Walsh, MSN, RN-BC
Electrophysiology, Non Invasive, and Valve Clinic Director
Jennifer Watson
Manager, Valve Center - Fort Worth
Deborah White, MHA, BSCLS
Laboratory Director
Trey Wicke
Vice President of Finance – Chief Financial Officer
Robert Williams, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CSSBB
Director of Nursing – Dallas Specialty Care Unit, ICU, Recovery Room, Respiratory Therapy
Trent Witt, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Director - Clinical Performance Measures

Shared Governance
Electronic Health Record Council

Chair: Jacquelyn Cuccerre, BSN, RN-BC
Co-Chair: Mark Ocampo, BSN, RN
Facilitator: Trent Witt, BSN, RN
Recorder: Bo Wu, BSN, RN

Health Care Improvement

Chair: Brandi Crow, MSN, BSN, RN
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Clinical Practice Committee

Chair: Kayleigh Laws, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Ceton VanMeter, BSN, RN
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Nursing Staffing Committee

Chair: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Co-Chair: David Garner, BSN, RN
Recorder: Dixie Frazier

Pain Management Committee

Chair: Daniel Cartwright, BSN, RN-BC, PCCN
Co-Chair: Jennifer Peterson, BSN, RN-BC
Facilitator: Grace Poon, Pharm.D.

Patient Education Committee

Chair: Lorenza Wright, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Sarah Nation, BSN, RN-BC
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Recorder: Nina Richter, BSN, RN

Policy and Procedure Committee

Chair: Crystal Ordner, BSN, RN-BC
Co-Chair: Sarah Zaluski, BSN, RN-BC
Facilitator: Jacie Edelstein, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN

Professional Development Committee

Chair: Tim Majewski, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Sarah Wible, BSN, RN

Research Committee

Chair: Morgan Hume, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Jenny Spinks, BSN, RN-BC
Facilitator: Nancy Vish, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Standards and Measures Council

Chair: Lisa Dodd, RN-BC
Co-Chair: Maria Nance, BSN, RN-BC
Facilitator: Brenda Keeton, BA, CMP
Recorder: Candice Terry, RDCS

STARRS Council*

Chair: Sarah Maclean, BSN, RN
Co-Chair: Scotty Pate, RT (R) ARRT, AAS
Recorder: Maria Moreno
Facilitators: Dixie Frazier and Jordan Girard

*Service, Training, Accountability, Recruitment, Retention and Satisfaction


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