The HCM Board of Trustees has appointed HCM’s Chief Nursing Officer, Jayne E. Pope, MBA, RN, FACHE, as the new HCM Chief Executive Officer.
Pope will officially replace Michael R. Williams, MD, on February 22, 2013 completing his resignation process. Williams took the role as President of The University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, after serving five years as HCM CEO. Pope has served as the HCM CNO for nearly two years.
Pope began her leadership career as the Director of Perinatal Services at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Canada for 10 years before moving to Austin, Texas, where she was an Assistant Vice President of Nursing and later became the CNO at St. David’s Georgetown Hospital.
In 2008, Pope assumed her first chief executive officer role as CEO of Clinic Systems for Lone Star Circle of Care. Her team led best practice efforts resulting in full Joint Commission Accreditation and a community health center network expansion from 8 to 26 clinics. In addition, her team achieved Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 status from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
“In my new role as HCM CEO I will focus on leading the HCM team in delivering Remarkable Health Care,” said Pope. “We will continue to provide to our community quality care, patient safety, a remarkable patient experience, physician support, fiscal integrity and innovative leadership.”