Lisa Fox has been named the new Chief Nursing Officer for Dallas Regional Medical Center. In this role, Ms. Fox will provide leadership and direction for the clinical staff and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all functions of patient care.
Lisa is an accomplished healthcare leader with vast experience in patient throughput, service excellence, staff recruitment and retention, community mental health, emergency medicine, and emergency preparedness. Lisa’s responsibilities will include the day-to-day operations for staff of more than 600 along with key participation in strategic planning and growth. Lisa is known for driving innovation, operational excellence, and positive experiences for healthcare consumers.
Lisa is a visionary leader and believes that focusing on the team’s well-being drives positive experiences for the patients. She is known for her compassion and commitment to the Mesquite community and strong collaboration across the nursing and clinical teams and the fire, EMS, and police community.
Lisa has been a registered nurse for 23 years. Her clinical career began in medical surgical care and included the last 19 years in emergency medicine. Lisa joined Dallas Regional Medical Center in 2013 as Emergency Department Director. During her role as Emergency Department Director, she also served as the Chest Pain Center Coordinator and successfully achieved Cycle IV and Cycle V Chest Pain Center Accreditation. Most recently Lisa has served as the hospital’s Director of Nursing.
Throughout her career, Lisa has been involved in many professional and community organizations and is currently serving a three-year term on the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council, Cardiac Committee. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she has worked closely with the City of Mesquite and the North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council to secure supplemental staffing, medical equipment, and PPE supplies to support patient care at DRMC. She is actively involved in the community, raising heart and stroke awareness and mental health awareness.
Lisa has been instrumental in establishing an in-house vascular access team to eliminate the cost of this service line. She was also a key component in expanding the hospital scope of practice for paramedics in the hospital setting, providing additional support to the clinical team. She has implemented and led the Junior Volunteer Summer Programs at DRMC.
A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington, Ms. Fox is actively pursuing her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare degree. She and her husband Darren have two children and enjoy traveling and fishing.