The parent of Wesley Medical Center said Friday that it has reorganized internally, which means new regional oversight for the city's second-largest hospital.
HCA said the reorganization includes the creation of a new subsidiary that will offer business services to other health care companies, a new structure for provider services and "a further integration of clinical quality performance with physician practice services," the company said.
"Emerging changes in health care require us to take a new approach to many aspects of how we deliver care. Our refined structure is intended to better position HCA to take advantage of this evolution," HCA chairman and CEO Richard Bracken, said in a news release.
The reorganization also means Wesley will fall under the oversight of a new division president.
Jon Foster, president of HCA's Central and West Texas Division in Austin, now will be responsible for the company's operations in Wichita, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
Wesley spokesman Paul Petitte said in terms of daily operations at Wesley, the corporate reorganization will have little or no effect on the hospital.
"As far as the day-to-day it wouldn't change anything," he said. "We would just come under the umbrella of a different division."
What does change in the reorganization is that Jeff Dorsey, president of HCA's Continental Division — whom Wesley CEO Hugh Tappan reports to — will now be reporting to Foster of the Central and West Texas Division, Petitte said.