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James H. Hinton, a nationally recognized leader in the health care industry, has been appointed president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health, effective Jan. 16.

Hinton has more than two decades of CEO experience and comes to Baylor Scott & White – the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas – from Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the largest not-for-profit health care system in New Mexico.

Hinton will succeed Joel T. Allison, who is retiring after 23 years of service.

Hinton has held his current position at Presbyterian since 1995 and has been with the organization since 1983. Known for helping to build Presbyterian into a model statewide integrated delivery network, Hinton worked to grow the Presbyterian Health Plan, which now serves more than 470,000 individuals, and he was deeply involved in building the Presbyterian Medical Group, a practice of more than 800 providers. Also during his tenure, he drove clinical quality and disciplined management processes, and he developed new models of care, which garnered national attention.

“During this time of incredible change in health care, Jim brings exceptional experience that will help move us into the future,” said Jim L. Turner, chairman of the Baylor Scott & White Holdings Board of Trustees. “He is one of the few health system leaders in the country who has successfully navigated an organization from a focus on volume to a focus on value; and beyond his impressive accomplishments, those he leads are quick to say he is best known for promoting a caring culture.”

Hinton served on the board of the American Hospital Association from 2011-2015. In 2014, he chaired the organization, which represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care through advocacy and public policy. He has received numerous leadership awards and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine in 2013 and 2014.

Allison will work with Hinton to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities. Allison joined legacy Baylor Health Care System in 1993, was promoted to president and CEO in 2000, and became CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health after the 2013 merger with Scott & White Healthcare. Over more than two decades, he worked to grow the system to 47 hospitals and nearly 1,000 patient access points across North and Central Texas.

Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations

Warren Douglas Advertising promoted Bryce Burton to associate creative director. Burton began his career at WD as a senior graphic artist in 2007, then worked his way through the creative department to his current position. His portfolio includes traditional and non-traditional work for Essilor, Tyson Foods, Pier 1 Imports, D Magazine, Habitat for Humanity and Texas Tech University.

Jessica Murdock joined Balcom Agency as front desk and office manager, bringing several years of office management and client service experience to the agency. Previously, Murdock worked as a product specialist at Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth and as studio manager at D Method, where she ran daily operations and oversaw the studio’s social media communities.

Banking & Finance

Leslie Reisdorfer joined Origin Bank as a vice president, treasury management banker with the Fort Worth banking team. Reisdorfer has 33 years of banking experience, with expertise in treasury management sales. At Origin Bank her primary focus will be helping business clients find the best products to fit their financial needs and providing customer support.

Honors & Awards

New members of the Distinguished Alumnus Hall of Fame at Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth are Lt. Col. John D. Martinko (1988),-; broadcast journalist John Sparks (1965), and Jane Hampton Cook (1988), an author, media personality and former White House staff member.

Martinko was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May 1993 in the U.S. Marine Corps. As a commander, operations officer and military planner in the Operating Forces, he has served in more than 24 countries. He was deployed in support of Operations Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Caring Response and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Other assignments included Minefield Maintenance Section officer in charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and senior Marine officer instructor at Texas A&M University, where he taught leadership, management and military tactic classes. He will retire from the Marine Corps in 2017 and return to Texas.

Sparks’ life-long career in broadcast journalism started at WFAA-TV in Dallas, where he spent more than a decade in positions including election and political producer, executive news producer and executive sports director. After a brief stop as managing editor at KDFW-TV, he became the managing editor and director of new media development for KXAS-TV in Fort Worth. He also worked in various producer and assignments positions at A.H. Belo Corp., ARD German Television and WNBC-TV in New York, and for seven years he was the executive producer of investigations and political coverage at KTVT-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth. In recent years, Sparks has been a lecturer for the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, co-host of the Texas Daily on KTXD-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, and senior editor of “Pebbles and Pundits” for the Marist Poll-Marist Institute for Public Opinion. He is a recipient of the University of Southern California Annenberg-Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Broadcast TV Political Journalist, the George Foster Peabody Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, the Northeastern University Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism and the Emmy Award from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

Cook was previously recognized by the Fort Worth Independent School District as a member of its Wall of Fame. She is a national media commentator, columnist and award-winning author. She served former President George W. Bush for five years, including three in the Texas governor’s office and two years in the White House as deputy director of internet news services. She is frequent guest on the Fox News Channel and numerous other television, radio, online and print outlets. A National Press Club member, she has appeared in several historical documentaries and hosted an online documentary. She has spoken at the White House, Pentagon, Heritage Foundation, Texas Book Festival and many universities, professional organizations and nonprofit groups. Cook received a fellowship from the Organization of American Historians and the White House Historical Association in 2003 to conduct historical research on the White House, presidents and first ladies.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the city of Fort Worth with a 2016 WaterSense Excellence Award for promoting water efficiency in 2015. More than 1,700 utilities, manufacturers, retailers, builders and organizations are partners with WaterSense to help save water for future generations.

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Data from the most recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System ranks Tarrant County College 10th in Texas among 173 colleges and universities offering online classes. The organization evaluated data from the 2,868 colleges and universities offering online classes throughout the nation. The ranking, using 2014 data, includes: number of programs offered via distance education; percentage of students participating in distance education classes; average in-state tuition for undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate students; total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases and media; advanced placement credit and credit for military training.

Aeronautical artwork by Ann Ekstrom celebrates Fort Worth’s Bomber Heights neighborhood as a cornerstone of the city’s aviation history and heritage. The artwork installation can be seen at Z Boaz South Park in the 700 block of Mary’s Creek Drive between Pamela Drive and Old Benbrook Road. The residential area to the north of Z Boaz South Park was built in the 1940s and 1950s to provide housing for workers at Consolidated Vultee, or Convair, which later became General Dynamics and now is Lockheed Martin. Workers produced more than 380 B-36 Peacemaker bombers at the plant. Next to the bomber plant, the Army Air Force located the Tarrant Field Air Dome, which became Carswell Air Force Base in 1948, one of only three stations for the B-36.

Nonprofit Organizations

New hires at Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp., a nonprofit organization that sponsors and operates life care communities including The Stayton at Museum Way in Fort Worth, are Ralph Gemoets as vice president of technology and Chris Santuae as vice president of culinary services and hospitality.

Gemoets has more than 10 years of experience delivering technological solutions that improve operations for both large and small organizations. He will develop tools for vendor and project management, conduct process analysis and develop internal information technology strategy. In addition, he will institute and manage the use of new technological programs and services and will plan IT projects and case development.

Santuae has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the hospitality and hotel industry. He previously was vice president of hospitality at Mountain Creek Resorts.

Send Newsmakers to Betty Dillard at bdillard@bizpress.net

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