IRVING, Texas, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA's North Texas Division announced the appointment of Dr. Nathan Scott Robins as chief medical officer, effective March 1. He brings to his new role more than 15 years of administrative experience in private practice, hospital, medical group practice and hospital system settings.
As chief medical officer, Dr. Robins will provide senior clinical direction, oversee monitoring and lead the continuous effort to improve the quality of patient care within the HCA North Texas network. Robins will collaborate with physicians, clinicians, employees and leadership to ensure the successful implementation of HCA's multi-faceted patient and employee safety initiatives.
"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Robins to HCA North Texas. His clinical expertise and extensive knowledge in improving outcomes is in full alignment with our mission to improve the quality of human life," said James Scoggin, Jr., president of HCA's North Texas Division. "Dr. Robins is an outstanding leader who is well-respected by his colleagues, and we anticipate that he will have a positive and sound impact on furthering our goals as a premier healthcare organization."
Dr. Robins practiced internal medicine for 26 years in a traditional private practice model as well as establishing and growing a hospitalist practice model. Most recently he served as chief medical officer for Covenant Health System in Lubbock, the Texas division of St. Joseph Health System. As CMO, Dr. Robins oversaw quality improvement, case management, clinical documentation, infection control, and clinical affairs for 5 acute care hospitals, as well as Covenant Medical Group.
"By joining a world class organization like HCA North Texas, I am excited about building upon existing successes, especially in the areas of quality and safety," said Dr. Robins. "I look forward to working with accomplished physicians and the strong leadership teams already in place at each facility, to first develop an understanding of their vision for improving quality, and then to help them interpret that vision into a measurable reality."
Dr. Robins received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He began his residency at John Sealy Hospital at UTMB, and completed his residency at Lubbock General Hospital at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where his wife, Dr. Linda Robins, a pediatrician, was beginning medical school. Dr. Robins holds a bachelor's degree in Zoology from Texas Tech University. He and his wife are the parents of three children – Jeffrey, Whitney and Jordan.
About HCA North Texas Division
The North Texas Division of HCA hospitals is committed to the care and improvement of human life by providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare for the communities each HCA hospital serves. HCA's North Texas Division is comprised of 10 acute care hospitals, one pediatric hospital, one dedicated psychiatric hospital, 12 ambulatory surgery centers and 13 outpatient imaging centers. HCA is the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, composed of locally managed facilities that include 163 hospitals and 105 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England. At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. More information about HCA's North Texas Division is available at http://www.hcanorthtexas.com/.
SOURCE HCA North Texas Division