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UT Southwestern, Children’s Health hold signing ceremony

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Ceremonial signing of the Master Affiliation Agreement by Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky and Christopher Durovich.

Leaders of UT Southwestern and Children’s Health came together Wednesday, Oct. 16, to celebrate an agreement to create a new venture to enhance pediatric care in North Texas.

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DISD Board Trustee Miguel Solis with his wife Jacqueline and daughter Olivia, who received lifesaving care from UT Southwestern and Children’s Health.

Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President of UT Southwestern Medical Center, and Christopher J. Durovich, President and CEO of Children’s Health, held a signing ceremony to mark a Master Affiliation Agreement that forms a nonprofit entity to develop plans for a new joint pediatric enterprise.

The organizations announced the makeup of an eight-member board that will oversee the new enterprise. Members of the board are:

  • John Warner, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs
  • W. P. Andrew Lee, M.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean, UT Southwestern Medical School.
  • Julio Pérez-Fontán, M.D., Chair, Department of Pediatrics, and Physician-in-Chief, Children’s Medical Center
  • Christopher Madden, M.D., Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, UT Southwestern Medical Group
  • David Berry, President, System Clinical and Scientific Operations
  • Pete Perialas Jr., President, Children’s Health Care Network and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Jeremiah Radandt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Tammy Webb, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer 
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