Canose named EVP, chief operating officer at Texas Health Resources

Dr. Jeffrey L. Canose became senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Texas Health Resources effective Sept. 1. Canose reports to Barclay E. Berdan, who became chief executive officer of the organization on Sept. 1. As COO, Canose works in a dyad relationship with Dr. Dan Varga, senior executive vice president and chief clinical officer, to align operational and clinical strategies in an ongoing plan to transform from a hospital system to an integrated health system. He is responsible for achieving full and seamless integration of all system operations, including administrative leadership of Texas Health’s three geographical zones.

“Jeff’s experience as a physician, a hospital president and operational leader of our southwest zone makes him an excellent fit for the COO position,” said Berdan. “He has an outstanding track record in all three areas and is well-respected by physicians, nurses, employees and volunteers.” Canose joined Texas Health in January 2006 as senior vice president and COO of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He became the first COO at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano in June 2007 and in March 2009 became the first physician to be named president of the hospital. In May 2012, Canose was promoted to executive vice president and operations leader for the southwest zone which covers Tarrant, Johnson, Parker, Hood, Somerville and Erath counties. Prior to that, he served as vice president of clinical operations of CaroMont Health/Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, N.C., from 1999 to 2006.

His professional experience also includes a decade of clinical practice and progressive executive leadership as a clinical department chair, academic program director of anesthesiology and administrator of perioperative services at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh. Canose received his medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1983. He completed an internship in general surgery at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Connecticut, followed by a residency in anesthesiology at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His subspecialty fellowship training in cardiac anesthesiology and research in cardiovascular physiology was at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. In addition, Canose earned a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Canose is also an adjunct professor of health care leadership and management in the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.

-Betty Dillard