New Parkland CEO has suggestions for better care

December 14, 2011 5:38:41 AM PST
The new leader of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has suggested a revamp of nursing and clinical operations by mid-2012.

Dr. Thomas C. Royer this month became interim CEO of Parkland, which has faced government scrutiny over patient care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in August accepted Parkland's plan to correct violations related to infection control and emergency care.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Royer on Tuesday suggested a performance improvement plan for the hospital's psychiatric emergency department. Royer also wants Parkland to strengthen its relationship with the neighboring University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as both plan to build new hospitals.

The recommendations go to Parkland's board.

Dr. Ron Anderson, after 30 years at Parkland, did not have his CEO contract renewed.