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Medical City Fort Worth Names New Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer

Medical City Fort Worth August 29, 2017

Medical City Fort Worth has named Terry Loftus, MD, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Damita J. Williams, RN, as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

“Both of these posts are key positions on our hospital’s leadership team, assisting Medical City Fort Worth in continuing its commitment to clinical excellence and quality patient experience,” Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims said.

CMO Terry Loftus, MD
Dr. Loftus, a trained trauma surgeon, is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and is a fellow in the American College of Surgery. Most recently, he served as president of Loftus Health, a healthcare consulting company committed to educating physician leaders on how to implement programs that improve the delivery of healthcare. Prior this role, Dr. Loftus served in numerous medical leadership positions for Banner Health in Arizona, including medical director of surgical services and clinical resources for Banner Health in Phoenix. He also served as CMO at Banner Boswell Medical Center and worked as a trauma surgeon and surgical intensivist at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. His clinical career also included several leadership positions while in private practice, including medical director of a trauma ICU, a Level I trauma center and a surgical ICU.

Dr. Loftus earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business from Arizona State University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Arizona, then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Utah, followed by a trauma surgery and surgical critical care fellowship at the University of Maryland’s R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of three books on program development written for physician leaders.

CNO Damita J. Williams, RN
In her position as CNO, Williams will lead the nursing team at Medical City Fort Worth. She previously held several CNO positions, most recently at the Methodist Hospital campus in San Antonio, which includes Methodist Children’s Hospital, the largest hospital in the HCA Healthcare system. She is also an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University in its doctorate in organizational leadership program.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Nursing administration, a master’s degree in Advanced Leadership Studies and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership. She is Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) and has served nationally as a member of the Maternal Child Health Council for the American Hospital Association and the Diversity Council of the American Organization of Nurse Executives.

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