Medical City Plano February 07, 2017

Robert Blake, Ph.D., Director of Strategic Planning has been accepted to the Texas Hospital Association’s Leadership Fellows Class of 2017. Blake joins an elite group of only 30 healthcare leaders chosen statewide.

The Texas Hospital Association's Leadership Fellows Program brings together mid- and senior-level leaders from THA-member hospitals for a year-long study in health care policy and advocacy. Through a collaborative and dynamic curriculum, THA fellows will grow as leaders, build valuable collegial relationships and become fully equipped to lead policy discussions and advocate on behalf of hospitals at both the state and the federal level.

“I proudly support Dr. Robert Blake in his endeavor with the THA’s Leadership Fellows,” says Charles Gressle, CEO of Medical City Plano. “Robert has made significant contributions to our success and I am confident he will continue to positively impact Medical City Plano through the completion of this program.”

In his present capacity, Blake oversees business planning activities, maintains the facility’s strategic analytic resources and directs performance management initiatives to ensure strategic objectives are achieved.  Blake holds a Master of Public Affairs and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. 

About Medical City Plano:

Medical City Plano is a full-service, 493-bed, acute-care facility with more than 1,600 employees, and 1,000-plus physicians representing more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Medical City Plano is a Level II Trauma Center, a Comprehensive (Level I) Stroke Center, a Level III NICU, Collin County’s first Chest Pain Accredited hospital and the county’s first burn center. The hospital also holds Magnet designation for nursing excellence. Medical City Plano is part of Medical City Healthcare.