Bill McKeon to take reins of Texas Medical Center as CEO

Dive Brief:

  • Texas Medical Center has tapped Bill McKeon to be president and CEO. He previously served as chief operating officer at the Houston institution.
  • Shawn Cloonan moved up to COO, from general counsel and executive vice president for planning and development, a position he has held since 2013.
  • The announcements follow former CEO and president Dr. Bobby Robbins decision to accept the post of president at the University of Arizona.

Dive Insight:

Prior to joining TMC in 2013, McKeon help leadership positions at DuPont, Stanford University Medical Center, US Oncology and Medtronic. He also served as president and CEO of MicroPort Medical in Shanghai and Cellnovo in London.

“Bill McKeon is a seasoned executive who has served as a central figure in rapidly transforming the Texas Medical Center over the last few years,” board chairman O. Holcombe Crosswell said in a statement. “He has been the architect and lead in executing the initial stages of our strategic plan, including the TMC Innovation Institute and the TMC3 translational research campus that will transform this medical city into a leading destination for life sciences.”

Last year, the Innovation Institute hosted 11 medical device startups in its accelerator program, TMCx. Startups participating in the 15-week program included Bloom Labs, which has a credit-card sized rescue inhaler for asthmatics, and IntuiTap Medical, which has developed a handheld devices designed for spinal taps.

Texas Medical Center includes 21 hospitals and is affiliated with four universities, three medical schools, six nursing programs, two pharmacy schools and a dental school.

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