Keith V. Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer of Medical City Arlington
Keith Zimmerman was named CEO at Medical City Arlington April 1, 2017. Prior to his role at Medical City Arlington, Keith served as chief executive officer of Medical City Children's Hospital since December 2012. He brings 27 years of healthcare experience to his leadership. Keith joined Medical City Dallas as chief development officer in January 2011.
Prior to Medical City, Keith was the system vice president of business development at Ohio Health in Columbus,Ohio. Before his tenure at OhioHealth, Keith held multiple operational and business development roles in healthcare.
Keith earned his undergraduate degree in business administration at the University of Louisiana and holds a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management with Graduate Honors from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Eric Benink joined Medical City Arlington as the Chief Medical Officer beginning Monday, November 28, 2016. Dr. Benink is the past Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Regional One Health. Dr. Benink joined the Regional One Health system in October of 2014 and prior to joining Regional One Health he was the CMO at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Illinois. He also previously held the CMO position at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Illinois. Specializing in emergency medicine, Dr. Benink also served in the United States Air Force during the Gulf War. He was a clinical instructor and assistant professor for the emergency medicine residency program at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and held faculty positions at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and Rockford campuses. During his career in trauma, emergency and medical flight care, he held several leadership positions at OSF Healthcare. Dr. Benink graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his residency and served as Chief Resident at Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He also earned a Master's in Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington,DC.
Dr. Benink's clinical expertise has been shared at numerous lectures on topics as varied as sports injuries,trauma in pregnancy and assessing the critically ill patient. He has also been part of several research projects that have been presented a national conferences and published in medical journals.
Chief Nursing Officer
Cathy McLaughlin, MSN, BSHM, RN,OCN has been serving as the Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Arlington since Jan.3, 2017.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA and attending Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Cathy began her nursing career and eventually achieved Oncology nursing certification. She has practiced nursing as a charge nurse, preceptor, Oncology Educator, Oncology Service Line Manager and Director at Medical City Plano and Medical City Dallas Hospitals for 28 years. Cathy also served in roles as IRU Director, Med/Surg Director and Magnet Program Director, leading MCP to initial Magnet Designation.
A member of American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society, Cathy is active in professional nursing organizations.
Currently, she is serving on the Greater Dallas American Cancer Society Board of Directors and is an ordained elder at Grace Presbyterian Church. Cathy has received the HCA First Humanitarian Award, been recognized as a DFW Great 100 Nurse and Plano Community Best Nurse Award. Warren and Cathy have 3 grown children and 2 grand-daughters.
Chief Operating Officer, Medical City Arlington
Ben Coogan is the Chief Operating Officer for Medical City Arlington, and began his role in October of 2015. As COO for the 382 bed facility, Ben is responsible for the overall operations, expansion, and business development functions of the organization. In this position, Ben has overseen the growth of the facility from 342 beds to its current size, with expansions completed in the hospital's ED, ICU, OR, Bi-plane suite and Inpatient Rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Medical City Arlington, Ben held previous senior leadership positions with HCA at Medical City Dallas, and with Cigna Health Inc. Ben has been with HCA a collective total of 4.5 years, and began his hospital-based career at Medical City Plano in 2006. He has also held prior leadership roles with the Baylor Scott and White Health System, and with Health Partners of America.
Ben received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, and his MBA in Health Services Management from the University of North Texas. He is an active member in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ben is originally from Greenville, NC, and currently lives in Frisco with his wife and 2 daughters, Campbell and Caroline, ages 5 and 3. Ben and his wife volunteer at Highland Park United Methodist Church and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Jeff M. Ardemagni
Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Ardemagni is the Chief Financial Officer of Medical City Arlington. He has been with HCA since 2000 and CFO of Medical City Arlington since August 2009.
Prior to joining Medical City Arlington, Jeff was VP of Finance of Medical City Plano, a 493-bed hospital in Plano,Texas; Administrative Director of Finance at Medical City McKinney, a 260-bed hospital in McKinney, Texas; Associate Controller in the HCA Executive CFO Development Program at Medical City Plano; and began his HCA career in the Corporate Reimbursement Department as a Reimbursement Coordinator. Jeff has 19+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Jeff has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and a B.S.B.A in Financial Management from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.
Jeff lives in Keller, Texas with his wife Lesley; and they have three children Presley, Alex, and Bryce.
Virginia "Ginny" Johnson
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Ginny Johnson is the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Arlington. Ginny has over 20 years of nursing experience in both bedside and leadership. She has been with HCA for a total of 8 years and has served at Arlington for 1 year.
Prior to serving at Medical City Arlington, Ginny was ACNO at North Hills Hospital as well as Director of Women's Service at North Hills Hospital. Before joining North Hills Hospital Ginny served as Director of Inpatient Care for Mt. Carmel Regional Center in Pittsburg, Kansas for 2 years. Ginny served as Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Medical City Dallas prior to moving to Kansas. Ginny also served in various roles in the Baylor Healthcare System for over 10 years.
Ginny has a Bachelor of Nursing from Baylor University in Waco,Texas and a Masters of Business from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She has a Nursing Certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing from NCC and a Nurse Executive Advanced=Board Certification from ANCC. She is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, and American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Ginny lives in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Alton Johnson (AJ) and they have two children, Tom and Lauren, and four beautiful grandchildren. Tom and his wife, Andrea, live in Atlanta, Georgia and have 3 year old, Georgia and a 6 month old,Wyatt. Lauren and her husband, Will live in Plano and have 20 month twins, Caroline and Lucas.
James V. Boyle (Jim)
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Jim Boyle was named Vice President of Clinical Operations at Medical City Arlington in July of 2016. Jim has oversight that includes numerous clinical service lines within the hospital. With 20-plus years of healthcare industry experience, he has spent the last 14 years in numerous leadership roles at hospitals located in the Chicago suburbs.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Xavier University and a Master of Science in Nursing in Health Systems Leadership with Graduate Honors from Lewis University. He is an active member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives (TONE). Jim holds professional certifications in nursing leadership as well as emergency operations and disaster preparedness.
Jim, his wife, and their three children reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Vice President of Quality
Sherry Nelson, BSN, JD, started her healthcare career as a CNA, LPN and then received her BSN from the University of Iowa. After a career spanning over 10 years at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, which included many clinical areas: Med/Surg, ICU (liver and pancreas transplant) she advanced and worked in management for 8 years.
Due to her intense work with the Minnesota Nurses Association,Sherry chose to go to law school at Hamline University to learn collective bargaining and medical malpractice issues. Her work experiences after law school expanded to include small rural hospital CNO/Assistant Administrator. Sherry then moved to the LTAC level of care where she helped open over 15 hospitals across the country as VP of Quality and later VP-Operation Support. After leaving the LTAC environment, Sherry returned to Quality leadership roles in the short-term hospitals and most recently opened the newest Methodist hospital in Houston. Sherry received the first community hospital Quality and Patient Safety award from Vizent (formerly UHC) prior to leaving the hospital with the lowest mortality index, and highest quality and patient safety scores in the system. Sherry joined the Medical City Arlington team on February 20, 2017.