Texas Children's Pediatric Associates announces Dr. Stanley Spinner as the new chief medical officer

HOUSTON - (June 28, 2012) - Today, Texas Children's Pediatric Associates (TCPA), the largest primary pediatric care network in the country with more than 200 pediatricians, announced that Dr. Stanley Spinner has been selected as the new chief medical officer. Spinner, who is also an associate clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), will be responsible for overseeing clinical operations in all of the medical organization's 47 locations. He will also be key to guiding the medical policies, practices and programs of TCPA by working closely with physician groups, researching and implementing cost effective best practices and facilitating communications across the organization. For more information about TCPA, or to find a convenient TCPA practice, visit www.texaschildrenspediatrics.org/.

"Dr. Spinner is an experienced leader and has been a tremendous asset to TCPA bringing more than 25 years of health care expertise to his new role," says Kay Tittle, president of TCPA. "He will be critical to guiding the medical policies of our constantly growing network of pediatric practices to ensure the best possible care for our patients and the children of the Houston community."

Spinner has served as a pediatrician for 27 years at TCPA - Town Country, the third practice to join the TCPA network. He was the chairman of TCPA's executive committee for 10 years and for 12 years served as the regional medical director for TCPA.

"I'm excited about this new opportunity and I'm looking forward to partnering closely with the physicians and clinical staff across the organization to help serve the needs of the children in our community," says Dr. Stanley Spinner, TCPA's chief medical officer. "From Friendswood to The Woodlands and Katy to Baytown, I'll be able to work with practices from all over Houston, as well as teaming with our dedicated Project Medical Home locations, to ensure all children have access to quality health care regardless of their financial status."

Spinner earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his pediatric residency program at BCM, earned a certificate in medical and healthcare management from Rice University and completed an advanced quality improvement and safety program at Texas Children's Hospital.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.