Methodist Health System Names David Boone SVP Innovation and Retail Health; Promotes Tim Kirby to Executive Vice President, System Alignment and Integration

March 16, 2012

In a move to coordinate accountable care and clinical innovation, Methodist Health System has named David Boone to a newly created executive position of senior vice president of Innovation and Retail Health services, and has also promoted Tim Kirby to executive vice president of System Alignment and Integration.

Boone brings to the role extensive, diverse, and successful experience in established retail services with most of his career spent as an entrepreneur within a large organization or within his own company.

“We are confident this management innovation will help position us to better prepare for and perform well in the rapidly changing post–health care reform environment,” says Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, president and CEO of Methodist Health System. “Additionally, we see a window of opportunity associated with health care reform to develop and offer unique products both for Methodist and to the public – for individuals, employers, and insurers.”

In pursuit of that service goal, Methodist sought a leader with a track record as an entrepreneurial, retail-oriented, innovative executive with a background in insurance brokerage, marketing, and new product development and sales.  Boone joined Methodist in this new role on Feb. 27. His responsibilities include packaging and developing Methodist’s innovative employee health and wellness initiatives for employers and insurers. Boone also has responsibility for occupational medicine, retail lab services, consumer-driven health care products, development of Methodist’s Medicaid managed care organizational strategy.

Most recently, Boone was CEO of American CareSource Holdings for six years and has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership with Belo Corporation, Safeway, and Frito-Lay, in addition to earlier retail expertise gained with Sears, Cigna, and Boston Consulting. A CPA, he holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Boone met the Methodist CEO when they served on an education panel last fall and laughs when he recalls being quite vocal regarding what he feels is wrong with health care.

“I thought perhaps my comments might have offended Steve Mansfield,” Boone notes. “But instead, he called me up and said, ‘Come work with Methodist and help us change health care.’”

Boone seeks to help redefine how health care is delivered in the DFW area, saying he hopes to have an impact as a catalyst for change. “We need to be able to reach consumers directly and to create other venues for people to receive health care. The paradigm is changing – hospitals were at the center in the past, and are still vital, but there are other viable ways to serve health care consumers.”

Boone is a board member of the Texas Kidney Foundation, active in his church and community activities, and an avid cyclist, completing several century rides. He and his wife have three children.

In this new role as executive vice president of System Alignment and Integration, Tim Kirby and his leadership team will continue to work extensively to position the health system for opportunities associated with health care reform. Over the past two years, while maintaining his role in managed care, Kirby has taken on expanded responsibilities with physician services, accountable care organization (ACO), medical home program, clinical integration model development, and other duties associated with health care reform.

For photos of David Boone and Tim Kirby, visit: http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/BooneKirby

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.  Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. To see why Methodist Health System is a brilliant choice for your career, join our talent community at Jobs.MethodistHealthSystem.org and connect with us through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and our blog.

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.

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