James Mendez was named Chief Development Officer for Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco in January 2019.

Mendez joined the hospital’s leadership team in 2018 and was responsible for leading physician recruitment efforts, along with planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all hospital functions related to growth and business development initiatives. As Chief Development Officer, Mendez directs strategic development and physician recruitment for both hospitals.

Prior to joining Medical City Plano, Mendez worked his way up from a registered respiratory therapist at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital in Dallas and Kindred Hospital Dallas Central.

Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a concentration in Behavioral Health from the University of South Florida and Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.