Ken Finch, President/CEO
Texas Health Huguley welcomed Ken Finch as President/CEO in May 2009. As President/CEO of the Adventist Health System Southwest Region, Ken Finch serves as Board Chairman for both Metroplex Health System in Killeen, Texas and Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos, Texas.
Finch has served as President/CEO of Metroplex Health System since 1997 and has worked 30 years in Seventh-day Adventist Healthcare. Prior to this position, he served at Castle Medical Center in Oahu, Hawaii for 12 years as Vice President of Finance/CFO and then President/CEO. From 1980 – 1986, Finch served as Assistant Vice President and Controller for the Adventist Health System Eastern and Middle America Regional office. His hospital career began in 1978 as an accountant for Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Ken attended Southwestern Adventist College where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. He then attended Avila College in Kansas City where he received a Masters of Business Administration Degree.
Jesse Sutton, M.B.A., Vice President/CFO
Jesse Sutton is responsible for the strategic development and management of financial planning and business operations of the medical center. He provides executive direction for the revenue cycle, supply chain, and Huguley Medical Associates, the employed physician group.
Sutton also serves as the regional CFO for the three other hospitals in Adventist Health System Southwest Region: Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos and Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas.
Previously, Sutton held the position of vice president and CFO of Central Texas Medical Center for four years. He returned to Texas Health Huguley where he worked from 2004 to 2012, climbing to the role of controller. Sutton has more than 15 years of experience in health care finance.
A resident of Burleson, Sutton holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas in Arlington and a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Southwestern Adventist University.
Tammy Ellis, R.N., CNAA, BC, Vice President/CNO
Tammy Ellis, RN, MSB, CNAA, BC, FACHE, joined Texas Health Huguley in 1991 as the Director of Outpatient Services and Emergency Department. Excelling as a leader, Ms. Ellis now has full responsibility for all areas of inpatient and outpatient clinical service, including patient care and safety, customer service, employee satisfaction, and physician relationships. Her responsibilities also include new service line development in areas of Critical Care, Surgery, Emergency Department, Outpatient Services, Women's Services, Community Services, Clinical Informatics and Pain Management, Utilization Review activities, Risk Management and legal review.
She is accountable for regulatory compliance for The Joint Commission, Department of State Health Services, HIPAA, CMS, and EMTALA. She is also responsible for AHS corporate initiatives in clinical informatics, clinical pathways, reducing medical variances, and clinical best practices.
Ms. Ellis attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Science in Business and Human Relations from Amber University in Garland. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Recognized as a Healthcare Hero recipient in February 2005, Ms. Ellis is very active in community service and serves on several boards such as the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society.
Kenneth Rose, Vice President of Ancillary Services
Kenneth Rose, MBA, has joined Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South as Vice President of Ancillary Services. His responsibilities include overseeing operations for numerous departments: laboratory, radiology, therapy services, human resources, occupational medicine, fitness center, community wellness, outpatient surgery center, nutrition and marketing.
Previously, Rose served as administrative director of radiology services and neuroscience service line for AMITA Health South Team in Chicago, Illinois. He directed quality, finances and growth for radiology and neuroscience services in three hospitals in addition to radiology in three outpatient imaging centers and two satellite imaging sites.
In his six-year tenure with Adventist Health System’s Midwest Region, he also directed an outpatient campus which included urgent care, primary care, and outpatient lab, radiology and therapy services. He joined Adventist Health System in 2008 as a management resident.
Rose holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee and a master of business administration degree from Webster University in Orlando, Florida.
Edward Laue, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Edward Laue, M.D., has served as Texas Health Huguley’s vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer since 2006. Dr. Laue's responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the hospital administration and the medical staff of more than 350 primary care and specialty physicians. He identifies potential improvements to patient care and safety and oversees current patient care and safety programs. As medical care continues to evolve, he evaluates and makes recommendations to enhance the hospital’s ability to meet the medical needs of the community.
In 2007, he formed Huguley Medical Associates, an employed physician group that currently has more than 30 primary care and specialty physicians. He serves as president of Huguley Medical Associates and as the administrative director of the Texas Health Huguley hospitalist group.
He is a member of the board of directors for Community Hospice of Texas.
Before joining the administration of Texas Health Huguley Hospital, Dr. Laue practiced obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Laue spent six years in practice at Texas Health Huguley, where he was the chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and served as the vice president of the medical staff. Prior to coming to Fort Worth, he practiced in San Diego, California for twelve years.
Dr. Laue earned a master of business administration with a healthcare emphasis from the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management in 2013. He completed his internship and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in Glendale, California. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California. He received a B.S. in biology from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas.
Russ Weaver, Vice President
Russ Weaver, Vice President of Revenue Cycle and Finance, oversees the strategic development and management of financial planning and business operations of the medical center. He provides executive direction for many departments, including patient financial services, health information management, patient access, supply chain management and charge auditing.
Weaver joined Texas Health Huguley in 2004 as the Director of Managed Care for the Southwest Region of Adventist Health System, which also includes Metroplex Adventist Hospital in Killeen, Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos and Rollins Brook Community Hospital in Lampasas. He was promoted in 2013 to Associate Vice President of Revenue Cycle, where his notable professional accomplishments include reducing emergency department throughput time by more than 40%.
Previously, Weaver worked for Providence Healthcare Network in Waco, and he has a total of 25 years’ experience in the financial management of healthcare organizations.
Weaver earned a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University and holds an undergraduate degree in business from Southwestern Adventist University.
Weaver serves as a board member for the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce and Harvest House. He is a member of Toastmasters and the Rotary Club, where he previously served as president.