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Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Promotes Eight Leaders to Senior Positions

Accomplished administrators deliver superior performance amid shifting health care environment

(DALLAS – July 13, 2012) — Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) today named four Senior Vice Presidents and promoted four other administrators, effective immediately. Robert L. Walker, President and CEO of TSRHC, said, “The hospital’s No. 1 priority is to provide the highest quality care to the patients we serve. These promotions reflect the commitment of these individuals to the hospital’s mission as well as their ability to provide support to the staff to ensure this goal is accomplished.”

Vice Presidents Mark G. Bateman (Public Relations), Lori L. Dalton (General Counsel), Sharon Ellis (Chief Financial Officer) and M. Scott Perryman (Revenue Cycle) were promoted to Senior Vice President. Assistant Administrators Jeremy Howell and Donald E. Katz were named, respectively, Vice President of Research and Vice President of Facilities & Process Design. Chief Nursing Officer Debbie Sayles was promoted to Vice President. Kyle Cavin, Assistant Director of Ambulatory Care, was named Assistant Administrator of Patient Services.

The advancements come at a time when the health care environment is changing rapidly, and the hospital is growing and changing as well. “What is not changing is our commitment to our core values and the way we deliver the best available care to our patients,” Walker said. “As we move forward, I am confident we have the leadership team in place to adapt and succeed in this environment of change while maintaining the tradition of compassionate care that is at the core of our mission.”

Senior Vice Presidents:
Mark G. Bateman joined TSRHC as Vice President of Public Relations in 2010. Before coming to the hospital, Bateman served as Chief Executive Officer of the Dallas office of Publicis.

Lori L. Dalton joined the hospital staff in 2007 as Vice President and General Counsel. Dalton was previously Senior Partner at Thompson & Knight LLP.

Sharon Ellis joined TSRHC in 2009 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ellis came to the hospital from Texas Industries (NYSE: TXI), where she was Treasurer.

M. Scott Perryman joined the hospital staff as Vice President of Revenue Cycle in 2011. Perryman was previously Senior Vice President of Hospital Finance at the Community Hospital Corp.

Vice Presidents:
Jeremy Howell joined TSRHC in 1998 as Assistant Director of Volunteer Services. His new responsibilities will include overseeing Research, Staff Wellness, Guest Services and the T. Boone Pickens Training and Conference Center.

Donald E. Katz joined the hospital in 1986 as a staff orthotist. He will now oversee Process Design, Psychology, Engineering, Grounds, Environmental Services and Security, in addition to maintaining his clinical Orthotics practice.
Debbie Sayles joined TSRHC as Director of Inpatient Services in 1994. Her new responsibilities will include overseeing Nursing in Inpatient Services, Ambulatory Care and Surgery as well as overseeing Performance Improvement, Infection Prevention, Therapy Services and the Pharmacy.
Assistant Administrator:

Kyle Cavin joined the hospital staff as Assistant Director of Ambulatory Care in 2006. He will now oversee Ambulatory Care, Patient Access, Family Services, Admissions and the Call Center.

About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

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