Phil Wentworth, MSHCA, FACHE, serves as President of Presbyterian Hospital of Plano (PHP), a 370-bed health care facility in Plano, Texas, and has been with the Presbyterian Healthcare System for 29 years (16 years at Presbyterian Plano). He began his career in health care management as an Assistant Ad- ministrator in New York City in 1971. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Wentworth holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration. Mr. Wentworth is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In October 2006, he received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award, given annually to recog- nize ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE. He is on the Board of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council, and is a member of the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development, Chair- man of the Texas Healthcare Association Workforce Committee, and was formerly on the Texas Ra- diation Advisory Board.
Michael Mayo, MSHCA, FACHE, President, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, the System’s flagship facility, a 515-bed teaching hospital with a medical staff comprised of 320 physicians and graduate medical education programs in Surgery, Obstetrics, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia. He began his career in health care management at John Peter Smith Hospital in 1984, also serving at the Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama and Jacksonville, Florida. He also served for a number of years as COO and CEO for several HCA Affili- ate hospitals in the South prior to coming to Methodist Dallas Medical Center. A graduate of the Texas Woman’s University, Mayo holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration. Mr. Mayo also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Alabama. He is board certified in Healthcare Management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Marcie Williams, RN, MS, CPHRM, CLNC, Vice President Safety and Risk Man- agement at Texas Health Resources (THR). Marcie has leadership responsibili- ties for a health system of 13 hospitals, Patient Safety, Risk Management and Environment of Care programs. Marcie has corporate officer responsibility for implementation and continued improvement of a just culture for all staff through the Safe Choices program.
Sam Ruffing, Vice-President and CNO at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. She has greater than 25 years of healthcare management experience including the successful planning, implementation, marketing and operational aspects of major programs in both hospital and business settings. Sam has been with Methodist Dallas Medical Center since 1980 and has served in a variety of man- agement positions for 25 years and is currently a Vice President and Chief Nursing officer. Other duties include the Trauma program and administrative responsibility for the Investigational Review Board. She serves on the board of the VNA and North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Board, as well as on the RWPC. Volunteer activities include a variety of community events and the Hillcrest House.