Renaissance Healthcare Systems announced today that Edward Downs has been named chief executive officer of Renaissance Hospital Dallas. The appointment was effective May 4, 2009.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 7, 2009 -- Renaissance Healthcare Systems announced today that Edward Downs has been named chief executive officer of Renaissance Hospital Dallas. The appointment was effective May 4, 2009.
"Ed's extensive healthcare background and experience makes him the ideal person to lead Renaissance Hospital Dallas in its mission to meet the healthcare needs of the community in the years ahead," said Kirk Soileau, Renaissance Healthcare Systems' CEO. "His strong operational and managerial skills, combined with his outstanding knowledge of the healthcare market, will serve him well as CEO."
"Renaissance Hospital Dallas has proudly served the residents of Dallas since 2005," Downs said. "I look forward to working closely with the physicians and staff at this exceptional hospital to enhance the quality healthcare the community has come to expect from them for their healthcare needs."
Downs is an accomplished healthcare executive who comes to RHS Dallas from LifeCare Hospital of Dallas. As CEO of LifeCare, Downs worked closely with the medical staff to ensure coverage for all available specialties and to improve operational efficiencies during the past two years. Prior to joining LifeCare, Downs held CEO and COO positions at several hospitals, including Nexus Health Systems, Inc. in Houston, TX; and HealthSouth Hospital of Houston in Houston, TX; Before becoming a hospital CEO/Administrator, Downs was president of an e-Healthcare Consulting firm focused on regulatory inspections and start-ups.
Downs holds a bachelor of science degree in health care administration from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and a masters of business administrations from Our Lady of the Lake University in Houston, TX. In addition, Downs has a background in nursing, having been a licensed practical nurse at the outset of his career and following that up with an Associate Degree of Science in Nursing from Houston Community College.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Renaissance Healthcare Systems is a regional hospital group with facilities in Groves, Houston, and Dallas. The parent company of Renaissance Healthcare Systems is Louisiana Texas Healthcare Management, a regional for-profit healthcare investment group. LTHM investors are comprised of business and healthcare executives that have a history and focus on physician syndication in their respective investments. LTHM acquired the Renaissance Hospitals in April 2009 from another management entity.
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