USMD Hospital at Arlington Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer
Laurie Lewis Brings More than 22 Years of Clinical Experience to USMD
IRVING, Texas – (June 30, 2015) - USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare system, announced today that Laurie Lewis has joined USMD Hospital at Arlington as chief nursing officer. As chief nursing officer, Laurie is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operation of nursing services at USMD Hospital at Arlington, including perioperative services, inpatient and surgical intensive care and the emergency department. Laurie is also responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all patients at USMD Hospital at Arlington. “I am pleased to welcome Laurie Lewis to USMD Hospital at Arlington,” said Marcia Crim, chief executive officer of USMD Hospital at Arlington. “Laurie is a highly seasoned healthcare executive who brings tremendous experience to our organization. Her background and skills will serve her well in this position. I look forward to working with her and to her many contributions to this dynamic organization.”
Prior to the addition of Laurie, Marcia Crim served as chief nursing officer in addition to her role as CEO. However, the growing patient base as well as the ongoing hospital expansion and planned future expansion necessitated additional management at the hospital. An experienced healthcare executive, Laurie has more than 22 years of clinical experience as well as 10 years of experience in progressive nursing leadership roles. Prior to joining USMD, Laurie served as vice president of clinical and quality services at Acuity Healthcare in Dallas. During her time there, she oversaw all clinical operations in eight hospitals as well as the nursing, pharmacy, rehabilitation, respiratory, quality and education departments of the organization. Her past tenure also includes positions at Kindred Healthcare and St. Paul and Zale Lipshy University Hospitals at UT Southwestern. Laurie holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Midwestern State University Wichita Falls as well as a master’s degree in nursing administration and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from University of Texas at Arlington. In addition, she is a board certified nurse executive advanced and a certified professional in healthcare quality.
About USMD Holdings, Inc.
USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led, integrated health system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to patients in just under 20 different specialties at its two hospitals, four cancer treatment centers and more than 50 physician clinics, many of which are multi-specialty. All 29 of USMD’s primary care clinics have been accredited by the Patient-Centered Medical Home Program, a recognition program that is part of the National Committee for Quality Assurance. This recognition means that USMD’s primary care clinics successfully display and utilize evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated patient care and long-term patient relationships.
About USMD Hospital at Arlington
USMD Hospital at Arlington is committed to clinical and surgical excellence every day. With nine oversized state-of-the-art operating rooms and two procedural rooms, USMD Hospital at Arlington is equipped for a wide variety of cases. The extensive surgical experience and expertise with four da Vinci Systems has made USMD Hospital at Arlington a leader in the DFW Metroplex, and one of the top ten robotic surgery programs in the world. If an overnight stay is required, the hospital offers 34 private inpatient suites complete with WiFi, a small refrigerator, TV and an additional bed for an attending family visitor. What further differentiates USMD Hospital at Arlington from its competitors is its 1:5 nurse-to-patient ratio versus the national average of 1:8.