President named for new Frisco hospital

This press release was provided by Texas Health Resources. 


ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources has named Brett Lee the president of Texas Health Hospital Frisco, which is scheduled to open in late 2019.

Lee brings a wealth of health care experience to his new job, having spent the majority of his career in leadership roles in pediatric hospitals. This includes serving as vice president of operations and clinical services at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where he worked closely with UT Southwestern Medical Center to plan the opening of a new hospital campus in Plano and collaborated on the recruitment of multiple faculty members.

Lee also has extensive experience working in complex joint-venture environments, having served as the president of a joint venture between Tenet Healthcare and Baylor Scott & White Health that operated five hospitals in North Texas, including one in the Frisco market.

“We are privileged to have Brett lead our new hospital in Frisco,” said Elizabeth Ransom, M.D., FACS, executive vice president and North Zone clinical leader for Texas Health. “He is an extraordinary leader, with a demonstrated track record of success and a commitment to providing the highest level of care for patients and the community.”

Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Health Science in health finance and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also completed the Executive Program in Finance and Negotiation at Harvard Law School and earned a doctorate in Allied Health/Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. He currently is completing a Master of Science in leadership development from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

“I am thrilled to be taking on this exciting opportunity to blend the very best of both Texas Health and UT Southwestern,” Lee said. “This unique operating model will create a true destination center for residents of Frisco and nearby communities to receive outstanding care.”

Lee is the first senior leader and first employee named at Texas Health Hospital Frisco, a collaboration between Texas Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The acute care hospital will open with 73 beds and offer a 24/7 emergency department, surgical services, women’s services and a neonatal intensive care unit. The 120,000-square-foot UT Southwestern Medical Center at Frisco medical office building will house a multispecialty clinic that includes an extension of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, providing neurology, comprehensive spine care and an innovative concussion rehabilitation facility. Also part of the multispecialty clinic, the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center will offer colon cancer screening and treatment services. Specialty services will include ophthalmology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology and dermatology.

A large part of the first floor will be dedicated to physical medicine, rehabilitation and therapy, with an emphasis on restoration of function and enhancement of performance for neurologic, orthopedic and other conditions.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 28 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,000 licensed hospital beds, 6,200 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 25,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.