2018 CRC Medical Staff Leader of the Year

John McDonald, MD, MSHM, CMQ, has served as the chief medical officer at Medical City North Hills (MCNH) in North Richland Hills, Texas, since April 2014. A board-certified pathologist, Dr. McDonald has also been medical director of the MCNH laboratory since 1991. Throughout his career, Dr. McDonald has held a variety of leadership roles in medical staff affairs, including chief of staff and chairman of the board of trustees. Dr. McDonald holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Texas Christian University, an MD from the McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston, and a master of science degree in healthcare management from UT—Dallas. He completed his residency training at the Kansas University Medical Center and the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. McDonald is board certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, cytopathology, blood banking/transfusion medicine, and medical quality.

"Being a medical staff volunteer leader is a vitally necessary role with significant impact upon patient success, physician success, and hospital success," says 2018 CRC Conference Committee member Carol Cairns, CPMSM, CPCS. "It is often a thankless role and sometimes very politically charged with many negative consequences.  Dr. McDonald’s contributions over 26 years speak volumes at how successful he was in his efforts. His continuous involvement in the medical affairs of the organization reflects a long time 'calling' and commitment to improve patient care."

McDonald will be awarded the 2018 CRC Medical Staff Leader of the Year award at the 2018 CRC Symposium, February 5-6 in Las Vegas. For more information about the Symposium, click here. To see all of the 2018 CRC content winners, click here.