Harris Health System, UTHealth Name Dr. Carmel Dyer Chief of Staff at LBJ Hospital

Released: 17-Sep-2012 4:00 PM EDT
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Newswise — Dr. Carmel B. Dyer has been named chief of staff for Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, part of the Harris Health System.

Dyer, professor and director, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine and associate dean, Harris County Programs for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), is the fourth chief of staff in the hospital’s history.

"It’s an honor to be able work with so many dedicated people at Harris Health System and UTHealth,” Dyer says. “Together, we bring great value to our community. My goal is to further develop our leadership teams to enhance the delivery of high-quality healthcare to our patients and promote the professional growth of all members of our healthcare teams.”

The Harris County Hospital District Board of Managers, the governing body for Harris Health System, ratified Dyer’s appointment by Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, interim president, UTHealth, and dean of the UTHealth Medical School.

“Dr. Carmel Dyer is a passionate and caring clinician and is deeply committed to the teaching programs at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital,” Colasurdo says. "As chief of staff, she will work closely with Harris Health System leadership and LBJ’s service chiefs to foster a culture of excellence in clinical care and patient safety. On behalf of all of us at the medical school, I congratulate Dr. Dyer on this appointment.”

Dyer is an internationally recognized expert on geriatrics and elder abuse. On numerous occasions, she has testified on the topic in congressional hearings in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of Stetson University in Florida, earning her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. Dyer is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society, the Gerontological Society of America and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

Harris Health LBJ Hospital is a 328-licensed bed facility and the state’s busiest Level III trauma center. The facility is a regional center for neonatal intensive care and is staffed by physician faculty and residents from UTHealth.

About Harris Health System
Harris Health System is the new business name for Harris County Hospital District. Over the years, the system has moved from a hospital-centric model to an integrated healthcare system focused on primary care, prevention and wellness.

“Harris Health System underscores our commitment to providing the best patient-focused care possible,” says David S. Lopez, president and CEO, Harris Health System. “We are our region’s leading integrated healthcare system and we are champions for the health of all of the people and families of Harris County. Our new name better reflects our position as a leading system in Harris County.”

For more information on Harris Health System, visit harrishealth.org.


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