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St. David’s HealthCare Names New Chief Executive Officer of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David's HealthCare March 24, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s HealthCare announced today that Thomas W. (Tom) Jackson has been named chief executive officer of St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, effective March 27, 2017. Jackson will replace Allen Harrison, who accepted a position as CEO of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.

“Tom is a seasoned healthcare executive known for his visionary leadership, quality results and exceptional relationships with medical staff and employees,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “I’m confident in the contributions he will make at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, one of our fastest growing facilities.”

Jackson has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Tomball Regional Medical Center.

Prior to joining Tomball Regional Medical Center, Jackson served as chief executive officer of College Station Medical Center. He has served in other leadership positions, including deputy executive director of MHMRA of Harris County (now known as The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD), and chief operations officer of Twelve Oaks Hospital-AMI in Houston, TX.

Jackson earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, and bachelor’s degrees in accounting and data processing quantitative analysis from the University of Arkansas. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The 378-bed multi-specialty, acute care facility is dedicated to the highest level of women’s health services, including maternity and newborn care with Level I, II and III nurseries at the adjacent St. David’s Women’s Center of Texas. The facility also features a 24-hour emergency department, the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, the Bariatric Center, heart and vascular center, neurology and neurosurgery, a kidney transplant program, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, among many others. St. David’s North Austin Medical Center is also home to St. David’s Children’s Hospital. In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, the hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group.

St. David’s HealthCare

With more than 110 sites across Central Texas, St. David’s HealthCare includes seven of the area’s leading hospitals and is one of the largest health systems in Texas. The organization was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the nation’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence—in 2014. St. David’s HealthCare is the third-largest private employer in the Austin area, with more than 9,000 employees.

St. David’s HealthCare is a unique partnership between a hospital management company and two local non-profits—St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation. The proceeds from the operations of the hospitals fund the foundations, which, in turn, invest those dollars back into the community. Since the inception of St. David’s HealthCare in 1996, more than $315 million have been given back to the community to improve the health and healthcare of people in Central Texas.

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