Medical City Denton January 17, 2017

Medical City Denton Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Howard Shaw to join hospital in February


DENTON, Texas -- Medical City Denton is announcing Howard Shaw, MD, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The position will assist Medical City Denton in continuing its commitment to clinical excellence.

“We are excited to have Dr. Shaw’s medical leadership in this new position,” said Steve Edgar, CEO of Medical City Denton. “The doctors in our medical community can look to him for his clinical expertise and quality outcomes.”

The CMO will help advise and lead the hospital’s medical experts and is a key position on the leadership team.

"I personally look forward to working with the Medical City Denton staff and physicians with special emphasis on quality, patient safety, patient experience and leadership,” Shaw said. “My wife and I are particularly excited about integrating our family into the Denton community."

Dr. Shaw currently serves as medical director and CMO at Great Plains Health Innovations Network in North Platte, Nebraska. He also serves 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.

His appointment to Medical City Denton begins February 20.


About Medical City Denton (formerly Denton Regional Medical Center)

Medical City Denton is a 208-bed, high-quality, acute care hospital with more than 850 employees and 300 physicians. Serving the people of North Texas, Medical City Denton is a Level III Trauma Center (pursuing Level II), a Primary Stroke Center and an Accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center offering advanced open-heart surgery. Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence. Medical City Denton is part of Medical City Healthcare

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