Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims has been named the 2017 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).
The award is given annually to a NAHSE member under age 40 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and dedicated commitment to the healthcare industry. The award selection committee seeks a professional with progressive management experience who has demonstrated commitment to the development and career of a young healthcare professional, involvement in advocacy and public policy, and who is active in community organizations.
Sims received the award Oct. 19 in front of more than 600 conference attendees at the NAHSE Annual Educational Conference in San Antonio. The award was presented by NAHSE National President Anthony King, CEO and executive director of The Wellness Plan in Detroit, Michigan.
“Jyric has always been a very active member of NAHSE, and it’s been a pleasure to watch him grow in his career over the years,” King said. “We look forward to outstanding things from him in the future, as well.”
“Many of the previous award recipients served as professional and personal mentors for me,” said Sims, who has been involved with NAHSE for more than 10 years and served in many leadership capacities. “I modeled my career after them and aspired to someday follow in their footsteps. I am pleased to represent HCA and Medical City Fort Worth, and humbled to be recognized among this prestigious group of professionals, all of whom went on to accomplish significant milestones in the healthcare field and continue to mentor the next generation.”
Sims joined HCA Healthcare's Medical City Fort Worth as CEO in July 2017. He previously served as chief operating officer at HCA’s Tulane Health System in New Orleans, Louisiana. He first joined HCA in 2011 and has served as chief operating officer of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and associate chief operating officer of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. He was also previously director of operations at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In addition, Sims previously led the development of a healthcare facility in Istanbul, Turkey, and served on a recent national delegation to Israel.