Fourteen years experience and a passion for helping patients makes Jessica O’Neil a perfect choice for the new chief operating officer of Medical City Children’s Hospital and Medical City Women’s Hospital Dallas! She officially started her new position as CEO on Dec. 10.
“Jessica’s extensive experience with hospital executive operational strategies and launching new pediatric services brings additional expertise to Medical City Children’s Hospital as we continue to grow and provide advanced pediatric healthcare and women’s services for our patients,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas, in a recent press release.
Prior to moving to the Corridor to start her new position, O’Neal lived in Pensacola, Florida, where she served as CEO of the 515-bed West Florida Hospital since 2016. This facility is owned by Medical City Dallas’s parent company, HCA Healthcare. Under her leadership, the pediatric specialty care network services and providers were integrated into West Florida Hospital’s delivery system. In addition, O’Neal launched a wide variety of pediatric services including orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, GI, urology and imaging services.
Before this, O’Neal worked as VP of operations and chief operating officer of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where she oversaw surgical services, oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, radiology, weight management, respiratory therapy, food services, environmental services, physical plant, the GI lab, communications, police and volunteer services. She holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics from Texas Christian University.
Medical City Dallas Hospital is an award-winning, 801-bed hospital recognized for its state-of-the-art medical facilities and commitment to excellence in patient care. It was founded in 1974 in Dallas, and now the medical team consists of more than 1,200 physicians, many of whom are world experts in their fields. Medical City offers approximately 100 specialties, including world-class programs for heart and vascular, brain and spine, women’s services, orthopedics, transplant (heart, kidney and pancreas), cancer, bariatrics and robotic surgery. In 2015, Medical City was recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality measures, and in 2017, it was named a top 10 Best Hospital in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report.
Congratulations O’Neal on your promotion! We are looking forward to seeing the wonderful things you do for the community.