Raised in McAlester, Okla., current Texas Health Frisco President Brett Lee volunteered at McAlester Regional Health Center at the age of 12. He earned his degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma and pursued graduate-level education in allied health and health systems management at John Hopkins University, the University of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts General Hospital of Health Sciences.
In 1999, Mr. Lee accepted a position as a senior physical therapist at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth. In 2002, he became the facility’s vice president of operations. He went on to hold managerial posts at children’s hospitals in Dallas, Indianapolis and Atlanta, the latter two for which he served as chief operating officer. He also ran a joint venture between Baylor, Scott and White Health and Tenet Healthcare, which have five hospitals on each side of the metroplex.
Most recently, Mr. Lee manned the command center on Texas Health Frisco’s opening week, where he helped staff navigate growing pains in an efficient manner. This command center had a phone number that employees of all units could call in the event they received their first patients and encountered any issues.
Mr. Lee’s career of late with Texas Health Frisco has entailed coordinating intense training and project management, and all of it has paid off. Behind an efficient staff and high workplace morale is a successful leader, and Mr. Lee has demonstrated leadership in a way that emphasizes servitude. “Our vision is that we grow up to become the medical district for these northern suburbs that leverage this wonderful expertise from the academic partner and continue to create this great community hospital environment that blends the best of both,” he shares.