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Parkland's CEO to step aside in December

NBC DFW, August 31, 2011

Parkland Memorial Hospital will soon have new leadership. The Dallas hospital's Board of Managers decided on Tuesday to move Ron Anderson, MD, to a new position at the end of his term as CEO. Anderson's current contract ends Dec. 31. In a statement, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, the county's top elected official, said he appreciated Anderson's decades of experience to Parkland and the medical. "The time has come for new leadership and a decisive cultural shift at this institution," Jenkins said. "That said, no one knows more about public health than Dr. Anderson. We support the Parkland Board of Managers' decision to transition Dr. Anderson in such a way that honors his service while maximizing his strengths during this critical chapter for the hospital." The hospital has been under scrutiny since federal investigators found safety violations during an unannounced inspection in July. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services threatened to pull the hospital's Medicare funding unless the problems were fixed.