JPS Health Network Joins THOT

Fort Worth-based JPS Health Network has joined the THOT membership. The health system’s president and CEO, Karen Duncan, M.D., will serve on THOT’s executive committee.

“Our advocacy on behalf of all Texas’ teaching hospitals will be strengthened by JPS’ membership and the leadership and expertise of its president and CEO, Dr. Karen Duncan, on our executive committee,” said Maureen Milligan, Ph.D., CEO, Teaching Hospitals of Texas. “I’m delighted to welcome JPS to our organization and work with Dr. Duncan to promote our members’ work to deliver world-class care for all Texans and train the next generation of health professionals.”

JPS Health Network is a 582-bed, Level I trauma center serving the greater Fort Worth area. The state has designated the hospital as a Level III neonatal facility, Level IV maternal facility, and comprehensive stroke facility. The health system also provides outpatient care through a network of more than 25 ambulatory care clinics.

JPS’ president and CEO, Dr. Duncan, is a board certified pediatrician with medical and executive leadership experience.  She has extensive experience working in large public health academic centers and has held executive leadership positions at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital and Chicago’s Cook County Health and Hospitals System.

Dr. Duncan came to JPS from Health Management Associates, a healthcare consulting firm where as a Principal, she consulted for large publicly funded hospitals systems, government entities and managed care plans.

Dr. Duncan received an MD from Emory University School of Medicine. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry at Smith College and completed the Executive MBA Program at Georgia State University.

JPS joins other leading health systems in THOT membership, including Parkland Health, Harris Health System, UMC El Paso, University Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, UTMB, UT Tyler, UT Southwestern, and UMC Health System. Full THOT membership is available here.