John E. Phillips, FACHE

Methodist Dallas Medical Center

John Phillips serves as president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Since stepping into the role in 2018, he has guided the hospital through several accomplishments, including recruitment of additional medical staff members to meet the growing needs of the hospital’s service area, further development of the Da Vinci minimally invasive surgical program, establishment of the MHS Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program, and numerous hospital expansion and renovation projects that provide patients access to high-quality healthcare services. Under his direction, Methodist Dallas has received American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Facility, Level I trauma redesignation and Level III maternal and neonatal intensive care designation. Mr. Phillips has been a member of the Methodist Health System family since 2011. He served for seven years as president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, a 254-bed nonprofit acute care hospital. Under his leadership, the hospital achieved Magnet designation for excellence in nursing and opened the $118 million Amon G. Carter Foundation Heart & Vascular Center as well as a new patient tower and $11.8 million professional office building. Prior to joining Methodist, Mr. Phillips served as COO at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, and COO at Davis Regional Medical Center in North Carolina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from UT Southwestern, a Master of Business Administration degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Trinity University. Outside of his role at Methodist Dallas, Mr. Phillips, his wife and two children enjoy family vacations, hiking and traveling. He is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.


Tuesday, March 21
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Leadership Insights: Driving a Culture of Growth