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Texas Health Plano Welcomes New Vice President
11/25/2013

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is pleased to announce that Josh Floren has been named vice president of professional and support services.

Josh Floren
Josh Floren

In his new role, Floren, a native of Abilene, Texas, is providing oversight for ancillary and support services, including radiology, rehab, pharmacy, orthopedic joint program and nutrition services. As a member of the senior administrative leadership team, Floren will collaborate on the strategy and business development plans that will enhance service delivery to patients, physicians and the community.

“Josh is an excellent addition to our leadership team,” said Mike Evans, R.N., M.S.N., president of Texas Health Plano. “His knowledge of finance and perspective on health care have quickly become valuable assets to Texas Health Plano as we continue to grow our services to meet our community’s needs.”

For Floren, it was the ever-changing nature of health care and continued opportunities for improvement that drew him into the healthcare industry.

"I had the opportunity to work with multiple physician group practices and hospitals throughout my training and education and was fascinated by their dedication to continuous improvement," Floren said. "I learned that improving value to the consumer required a focused effort on quality of care, patient experience and improved access to services. The ability to work in a challenging industry and improve the care delivery system immediately caught my interest and I never looked back."

Floren earned a bachelor's of biomedical science degree from Texas A&M University, as well as a master's degree in health administration from Washington University in St. Louis. He completed a fellowship and served as the associate administrator at Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, W.Va. Immediately following his post-graduate fellowship, he was certified by GE as a Six Sigma Blackbelt. He moved to Dallas in 2007 to join Parkland Health and Hospital System and ultimately became the executive vice president of operations.

Outside of work, Floren enjoys spending time with his wife of eight years, Valerie, as well as their three children, Jackson, 6, Brooks, 3, and Charlotte, who was born at Texas Health Plano on Nov. 1.

Floren will be president of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives in January, and is an advisory board member of the American Diabetes Association and American Cancer Society. He is also active in his church.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 366-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,300 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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