Medical City Fort Worth CEO Clay Franklin Named to DFW Hospital Council Board
Fort Worth, Texas (December 10, 2015) Medical City Fort Worth Chief Executive Officer Clay Franklin has been elected to serve on the board of trustees of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC). He will serve a three-year term beginning in January 2016. DFWHC is governed by a 14-member board of trustees composed of hospital chief executive officers or chief operating officers.
Franklin joined Medical City Fort Worth, a 320-bed facility part of Medical City Healthcare, as CEO in 2008. He has worked in an executive position with HCA for 15 years. Under Franklin’s leadership, Medical City Fort Worth has made significant accomplishments:
- Achieved Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recognizing health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.
- Developed a comprehensive neurosciences program, becoming the first designated comprehensive stroke center in North Texas.
- Advanced its cardiology program, becoming the first hospital in Tarrant County to treat high acuity heart patients with such cutting-edge procedures as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Watchman™ implantation to guard against stroke and blood clots in atrial fibrillation patients and implantation of the world’s smallest heart pump, Impella®.
- Opened a kidney transplant program that has one of the shortest wait times in the nation.
- Is currently completing $6 million in construction projects, which will culminate in January 2016 with the opening of a new, comprehensive medical inpatient rehabilitation unit. The construction project also included a “step-down” Progressive Care Unit, adding 18 critical care beds and an upgraded inpatient transplant unit. In addition, Medical City Fort Worth is in the preliminary planning phase to build a new, $30 million emergency department facility.
“We appreciate Clay Franklin’s dedication to North Texas health care,” said W. Stephen Love, president/CEO of the DFWHC. “He’s a great example of the many health care executives in the region who volunteer their valuable time to work towards the ‘Triple Aim’ goal of better health, better care and better value. His work on the DFWHC board will provide valuable experience as we work together to continue to transform and improve health care delivery.”
Franklin earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma and his master’s in health administration from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.