Texas Health Resources, a faith-based, nonprofit health system, has selected Daniel Varga, M.D., as its chief clinical officer (CCO) and senior executive vice president of the health system, effective Jan. 14.
Varga will be responsible for achieving full and seamless integration of the entire Texas Health clinical enterprise, including quality, patient safety and patient experience initiatives. He will also oversee physician relationships, clinical integration, care design and clinical research and education. Varga will work hand-in-hand with Barclay Berdan, the system's COO and senior executive vice president, and they will have joint responsibility for execution of the next phase of Texas Health's 10-year strategic plan launched in 2007.
Varga comes to Texas Health with 24 years of combined experience in patient practice, medical education and health care administration. He served in a number of senior clinical leadership roles in large health care organizations, most recently as the CCO at KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in Kentucky. Prior to this position, he served as chief medical officer (CMO) at Saint Joseph Health System in Lexington, Ky.; regional vice president-CMO at SSM Healthcare-Saint Louis; senior vice president and CMO at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.; and founder and president of Community Medical Associates, a large primary care physician group.