Northwest Texas Healthcare System to appoint new CEO

Amarillo-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System will appoint new CEO. (File Photo)

On Monday, the Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Mark Crawford, submitted his resignation and left the hospital in pursuit of new opportunities.

According to the Northwest Texas Healthcare System, the recruitment and selection process for a new CEO will begin shortly.

Stan Tatum has been appointed Interim CEO with responsibility for day-to-day operations, effective immediately. Stan joined UHS in 2010 as CEO of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Enid, OK and has announced his retirement from St. Mary's.

With more than 30 years of healthcare experience leading organization of varying size and complexity, Stan will step into the Interim CEO position at Northwest Texas to support the leadership transition, NTHS said.

NTHS, a 495-bed academic teaching facility based in Amarillo, is well known for its heart, emergency, stroke and children's care as well as many other clinical services, according to NTHS.

The Texas Department of State Health Services has designated NWTH as the lead trauma facility for the top 26 counties within the Texas Panhandle.

A satellite emergency facility, Northwest Emergency at Town Square, expands the hospital's reach in providing trauma care to the region.

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