Susan MacDonald promoted to executive vice president at Texas Children's Hospital


Susan MacDonald promoted to executive vice president

HOUSTON - (March 15, 2012) - Texas Children's Hospital announces the promotion of Susan MacDonald to executive vice president. In this new role, MacDonald will be responsible for the Hospital's soon to open Pavilion for Women, a state-of-the-art obstetrics/gynecology facility where women and babies receive the very best and most comprehensive care all under one roof. In addtion, she will provide leadership for all inpatient care at Texas Children's Hospital, as well as the organization's quality and research initiatives.

"Throughout her time at Texas Children's Hospital, Susan has demonstrated impeccable leadership and a true passion for our mission by overseeing initiatives which brought greater access to world-class pediatric health care to Houston's numerous communities," says Mark A. Wallace, president and CEO of Texas Children's Hospital.

MacDonald joined Texas Children's Hospital in 1991 and has been an exceptional and highly effective leader. In her tenure she guided the expansion of outpatient subspecialty clinics, including five Health Centers located around the city. She led the strategic assessment, development and opening of Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children. The hospital has been open one year and is successfully serving the patients and families in the West Houston community.

MacDonald also led the negotiation of the 20-year affiliation agreement with the McLane Children's Hospital at Scott White announced in July 2011. The partnership aims to enhance access for families in Central Texas - and across the state - to leading edge care close to home, as well as to collaborate in research and health professional education.

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.