(AUSTIN - June 6, 2018) Barbara Lord Watkins, Board of Trustees Chair at Medical City Dallas, has been elected to the Texas Healthcare Trustees board, a statewide non-profit organization for those serving on the governing boards of hospitals and health care systems in Texas. Her two-year term was effective January 1, 2018.
“Barbara brings an incredible background of experience to the THT board with her years of working in the hospital as well as serving on numerous other boards. We are excited to have Barbara serve on the THT board,” said Shirley Robinson, CAE, president/CEO of Texas Healthcare Trustees.
In 2005, Watkins retired as President & CEO of Parkland Foundation of which she was a founding member in 1985. Prior to that, she served as senior vice president at Parkland Health & Hospital System for 20 years. During her tenure at Parkland, she was well known and respected in Austin and Washington D.C. for her work on health care legislative issues. She also is active on the Letot Foundation Board of Directors and the Texas Council for Policy Development for the Texas Hospital Association.