Ernest C. Lynch III, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer
Ernest C. Lynch III, FACHE, has served as CEO of Medical City McKinney since 2002. Prior to joining the hospital he served in several capacities with HCA affiliates, including COO at Medical City Plano, CEO of Medical Center of Lancaster, and COO of Longview Regional Medical Center. Prior to joining HCA in 1996, Lynch served in the Lubbock Methodist Hospital Tenure. During his 10-year tenure in Lubbock he served in numerous capacities ranging from administrative resident to senior vice president.
Lynch has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration both in for-profit and not-for-profit settings. In addition, his experience ranges from large tertiary systems to small community facilities.
Lynch holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Texas Tech University, and a master's of healthcare administration form Trinity University. He is a Fellow of the American College of healthcare Executives and affiliated with Texas Hospital Association. Lynch has served as chair of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, is past chair of the McKinney Chamber Board and on the McKinney Alliance board. He previously served on the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Board of Trustees, the McKinney Education Foundation board, and McKinney Main Street board.
Cassidi Roberts, RN, Chief Nursing Officer
Cassidi Roberts, RN, who began her career as an emergency nurse in 2003, joined Medical City McKinney in 2007, and has held various positions, including staff nurse, clinical supervisor, director, executive director and assistant chief nursing officer. She was named chief nursing officer in 2016.
Through the utilization of relationship-centered tactics, Roberts has impacted cultural change across the organization to increase employee engagement and patient satisfaction scores. She champions the ED Studer Initiatives increasing ED HCAHPS from the 40th percentile in 2013, to the 95th percentile.
Roberts holds a bachelor's degree from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in nursing administration. She is board-certified in emergency nursing and is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association. She has served as chairperson of the Hospital Throughput Committee, leading initiatives to decrease ER and inpatient throughput metrics.
Jaya Kumar, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Prior to joining Medical City McKinney as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in February 2019, Jaya Kumar, MD, served as the medical director for a 12-physician hospitalist group at Medical City Denton and has practiced at Medical City Healthcare hospitals since 2012.
As the CMO, Kumar helps advise and lead the hospital’s medical experts and is a key position on the leadership team. Kumar is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine and actively participates in a number of patient-centered initiatives and committees throughout the hospital.
She received bachelor's degrees in medicine and surgery from King George Medical College in India. She completed her internal medicine residency at Long Island College Hospital in New York and UCSF (Fresno) in California.
Andrew Zenger, Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Zenger was named Chief Operating Officer at Medical City McKinney in February 2019. In this role, Zenger oversees day-to-day operations, business strategies and compliance policies.
Zenger previously served as the Assistant Administrator at Medical City Arlington. He oversaw both clinical and support departments, hospital throughput, and served as interim director of the physician and provider relations team.
Prior to his role at Medical City Arlington, Zenger worked at several of the system’s North Texas hospitals including, Medical City Dallas, Medical City Plano, and the division office as the Administrative Resident. He is part of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Development Program, class of 2019, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Zenger has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Brad Stein, Chief Financial Officer
Brad Stein was appointed to his current position at Medical City McKinney as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer in May 2017. In his role, Brad oversees finance, health information management, patient account services, case management, information technology, supply chain and revenue integrity.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Medical City McKinney, he was the Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer for Chippenham & Johnston-Wills Hospitals, an HCA facility in Richmond, Virginia. As ACFO, Stein played a critical role in supporting the two-campus, 758-bed hospital system through expense management and service line growth and securing capital funds for two large emergency room projects. With more than 12 years of hospital and healthcare finance experience, he has also served as Director of Hospital Financial Operations for St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Stein began his career at Ernest & Young in their Assurance & Advisory Business Services after completing his training.
Stein holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and a master's of accountancy with audit concentration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.