Steven Edgar, FACHE PT
Chief Executive Officer
In 2016, Steven Edgar joined Medical City Denton from Wesley Woodlawn Hospital, a 99-bed acute care hospital in Wichita, Kansas where he served as CEO for four years. During his tenure at Wesley Woodlawn he achieved outstanding patient satisfaction and employee engagement, and expanded service lines including ER, cardiology, and surgical services.
Prior to Wesley Woodlawn, Edgar served as Chief Operating Officer and Associate Administrator of the 760-bed Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, leading volume growth strategies, physician relations and recruitment, staffing, capital construction, and ancillary patient care departments.
Edgar holds a bachelor's degree in health science-physical therapy from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a Master of Public Administration - health administration, from University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Operating Officer
John Walker joined Medical City Denton from Medical City Dallas, where he served associate administrator since August 2016.
Prior to joining Medical City Dallas, Walker served as the associate administrator at Medical City McKinney, where he oversaw pharmacy, laboratory, the senior health clinic, plant operations, food & nutrition services, environmental services and security.
During his tenure at Medical City McKinney, Walker achieved top employee engagement scores, opened a senior health clinic, increased patient experience scores in his role as service excellence champion, and served as the chief staffing officer. Additionally, he gained experience in product line development, strategic planning/capital acquisition management, and construction management.
Prior to joining HCA, Walker worked in commercial real estate at Swearingen Realty Group in Dallas. He holds a Master of Science, Healthcare Administration degree from Trinity University, along with a Master of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in finance, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from Texas Tech University.
Walker has served on the board of directors for Community Lifeline Center, is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was inducted into the Garland sports Hall of Fame in 2013. He resides in Plano with his wife Kendall and son, Graham.
Howard Shaw, MD.
Chief Medical Officer
Howard Shaw, MD. joined Medical City Denton as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in February 2027. The CMO will help advise and lead the hospital's medical experts and is a key position on the leadership team.
Dr. Shaw was previously medical director and CMO at Great Plains Health Innovations Network in North Platte, Nebraska. He also served as clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine, chair of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology eModule Advisory Committee, and board member of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Dr. Shaw earned his MD degree from the University of Kansas and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Nicki Roderman serves as Chief Nursing Officer for Medical City Denton. With over 30 years of nursing experience, she has a broad range of knowledge related to nursing practice. Nicki began her career with HCA in 1996 and has held various advanced practice and leadership roles. With a long background in critical care, Nicki has conducted numerous research and evidence-based practice projects, as well as published several related articles. She is a champion of quality improvement and patient safety, advancing nursing clinical practice and shared governance.
Nicki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from the College of St. Scholastica, a Master of Science in Nursing Leadership from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Association of Critical Care Nurse and Sigma Theta Tau International.