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At Cook Children's, our executive leadership team is made up of dedicated men and women driven by one vision, Our Promise, to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.

From our humble beginnings nearly 100 years ago, our health care system has provided the most advanced care possible to children in North Texas. Today that care has expanded to include children across the state, the country and around the world.

Cook Children's Health Care System

Rick W. Merrill

Rick W. Merrill
President and CEO
Cook Children's Health Care System

Nancy Cychol

Nancy Cychol
Chief Hospital Services
Cook Children's Medical Center

Britt Nelson

Keith Holtz
Chief Administrative Officer
Cook Children's Health Care System

Britt Nelson

Britt Nelson, M.D.
President
Cook Children's Physician Network

Jim Cunningham, M.D., Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Bobby Feather, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, Cook Children's Health Care System

Stephen Kimmel, Chief Financial Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

John McNey, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Cook Children's Health Care System

Kent Smith, Chief Compliance Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System

Natalie Wilkins, Chief of Staff to President and CEO, Cook Children's Health Care System

Cook Childen's Health Foundation

Grant Harris, Vice President, Development, Cook Children's Health Foundation

Our Companies

Mike Simmons, President, Cook Children's Home Health

Bob Watkins, President, Cook Children's Health Plan