As John Klitsch recently accepted four new awards on behalf of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, he hesitated to take credit for that success. Yes, he’s the hospital’s president and earned those honors during his tenure. But remaining true to his humble nature, Klitsch reminded everyone that he is surrounded by engaged, committed physicians and a caring, compassionate staff.
And — as he was quick to point out — he’s very much the new guy in the room.
Klitsch was named president at the end of August, ushering in a new era for what is already one of the more prestigious and decorated medical centers in North Texas. He had been serving in an interim capacity since June.
“These awards, and the many others earned before, can be accredited to hard work of those who came before me. I feel like I just showed up and collected the trophies,” Klitsch said with a laugh. “This is a mature, comprehensive, growing hospital located in a vibrant community, and I couldn’t be more blessed and fortunate to be placed in a position like this.”
He added, “This is a great hospital; it’s almost overwhelming to see the recognition we’ve achieved over the years.”
This is Klitsch’s first role as president, though he brings more than 15 years of experience in the medical world to the table. He was the Professional and Support Services Officer for Texas Health Hospital Frisco. Before that, he was the interim COO at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett and sales and business development vice president at Capital Senior Living Corporation.
A native of West Philadelphia, Klitsch, 42, earned his Master of Business Administration degree from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife, Alex, moved to Dallas in 2011. They’ve been married for 15 years and have three children: Jack, 11, Lail Campbell, eight, and Peter, seven.
He has taken over a hospital at the heart of a growing medical community in Flower Mound since 2010. As the area’s first acute-care center, they provide a 24/7, 99-bed facility with more than 400 physicians on the medical staff practicing a full range of specialties. From emergency services and outpatient surgery to giving birth and getting regular check-ups, you can find it all here.
As a result, patients, peers, and the community recognize Flower Mound Presbyterian as the best provider of healthcare services. As Klitsch previously alluded to, a few of those honors include the 2022 Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and a Bariatric Institutes of Quality designation from AETNA.
They were also named the Best Emergency Room and Hospital by Living Magazine.
“The teams that preceded me have done an excellent job, so I see my role’s purpose as constantly trying to improve what we do,” Klitsch said. “The growth over the last several years has been remarkable, so I want to ensure we match our services to the needs of our community. I value collaboration and transparent communication, and I realize I’m joining a team where some people have been since the beginning of their careers. I’d be foolish not to listen to their ideas.”
“We are here to help take care of you and treat you with respect, compassion, kindness, and dignity. I’m thrilled to be part of that, and I know I have a great team around me helping to lead that charge.”