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President

Jeff Reecer
Jeff Reecer
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Jeff Reecer was named president for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen in September 2012 after serving as the hospital's interim president for two months.

Reecer is no stranger to the Texas Health Resources family. He previously served as vice president of operations of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton for 11 years. He was instrumental in the onboarding of employees and physicians on the medical staff when the hospital became a wholly owned member of Texas Health Resources in 2009.

Prior to his tenure at Texas Health, Reecer held administrative positions for hospital systems in west Texas, including Covenant Health System in Lubbock, Lockney General Hospital District in Lockney and Sierra Medical Center in El Paso.

A native of Lockney, Texas, Reecer holds a bachelor of science and a master of business administration from Texas Tech University. 

 

 

 


Chief Nursing Officer

Christy Escandon
Christy Escandon

Christy Escandon, R.N., MBA, CENP, serves as Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen’s chief nursing officer (CNO).

Escandon joined Texas Health Resources in 2013 from Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas, where she served as the vice president of Operations.

While at Medical City, she was responsible for oversight of the 156-bed tertiary/quaternary referral children's hospital, as well as 68 Women's Services beds. One of Escandon's greatest accomplishments while at Medical City was opening the new $12.5 million Children's Tower in June 2010, which added 34 critical care beds, a state-of-the-art Congenital Heart Surgery Unit, and helped streamline Pediatric Outpatient Services.

Prior to Medical City, Esandon held several key leadership positions for health systems in south and west Texas, including Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen; Edinburg Children's Hospital/Edinburg Regional Medical Center in Edinburg; and St. Mary of the Plains/Covenant Health System in Lubbock.

Escandon holds an associate degree in nursing from South Plains College, a bachelor's degree in nursing from West Texas A&M University and master's degree in business administration from West Texas A&M University. She is a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the North Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (NTONE).

 


Chief Medical Officer

Robert Schwab, M.D.
Robert Schwab, M.D.

Robert Schwab, M.D., serves as vice president and chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.

Schwab, who previously served as chief medical officer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, came to North Texas in 2010 from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where he served in the Patient Safety/Risk Management department.

In his role as chief medical officer, Schwab works closely with hospital and medical staff leadership to promote clinical excellence and safety in patient care. His primary objective will be to foster physician engagement in clinical initiatives and to work with Quality and Patient Safety/Risk Management departments within the hospital.

Schwab graduated from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine.

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