Medical City Las Colinas January 14, 2016

IRVING, Texas (January 14, 2016) – Ben Harris has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Harris will leave his post as Vice President of Business Development at Medical City Plano and assume his new position on February 8.

Since 2011, under Harris’ leadership, Medical City Las Colinas has experienced significant growth and increased market share in major services lines including neurosurgery, spine, trauma, and oncology. He was instrumental in opening the hospital’s dedicated neuroscience unit, which is one of the largest in the nation. Harris also helped improve physician relations, achieving physician satisfaction rankings in the top 3 percent of hospitals across the country.

His commitment to the community is evidenced through the strengthening and expansion of the hospital’s partnerships with charitable and nonprofit organizations. He continues to serve on the Plano City Council and is currently the council’s Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.

“Ben has been an exceptional member of our senior leadership team,” says Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas. “He has a reputation for strong leadership with rapid execution and accountability. Ben has made a significant contribution to Medical City Las Colinas's ability to provide exceptional health care to our growing community.”

Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University in 2015.

As Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Las Colinas, Harris will be responsible for the daily operations of the 100-bed full-service hospital with more than 550 physicians and more than 450 employees.

“The Las Colinas Executive Team looks forward to welcoming Ben and capitalizing on his business development experience to grow key service lines while exploring new markets which will be beneficial to the communities we serve” says Daniela Decell, CEO of Medical City Las Colinas.

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About Medical City Las Colinas

Founded in 1997, Medical City Las Colinas is a full-service 100-bed, acute care facility located in Irving, TX. The hospital offers a full range of services including women’s, cardiovascular (Chest Pain Accredited), orthopedic/spine, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and neurology. Medical City Las Colinas is Irving’s first Primary Stroke Certified Hospital and is equipped with telemedicine services in its emergency department.

For more information about the hospital, please visit medicalcitylascolinas.com.