McKINNEY (March 10, 2016) – Medical Center of McKinney is pleased to announce John Summers, Vice President of Quality, has received recognition as one of DFW’s “The Great 100 Nurses.”

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John Summers


Summers started his healthcare in the early ‘90s as a medic in the United States Air Force, and upon discharge from the military he went back to school to obtain his Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Bachelors’ of Nursing (BSN) degrees. He also holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution and is currently working towards a doctorate degree in organizational leadership.

His nursing career has focused on cardiology, outpatient surgery, endoscopy, and quality. He joined Medical Center of McKinney in 2013 and was promoted from director of Quality to vice president of Quality and Risk in 2015.

“In my professional life, there are two elements that I am extremely proud of – being a veteran and becoming a nurse,” said Summers. “As a nurse we are entrusted with patients’ lives at their most vulnerable times, and we have the responsibility to provide compassionate care and advocate for our patients.”

“John’s integrity and collaboration is the foundation of his leadership style,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, FACHE, Medical Center of McKinney Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “He is well-respected and highly regarded by our physicians and staff, and is deserving of this recognition.”

“The Great 100 Nurses” event recognizes RNs for excellence in the art and science of nursing. Nurses were nominated by peers and selected because they are role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession. Honorees come from all practice areas in nursing, including acute care, sub-acute care, school nursing, nurse leaders, academics and more.

Summers will be recognized during the 2016 DFW Great 100 Nurses Celebration on May 3 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.


About Medical Center of McKinney

Medical Center of McKinney (MCM) is a growing 260-bed, acute care hospital that offers patients the most comprehensive services including emergency care, cardiovascular, neurological services, general surgery, orthopedics, women’s services, including a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and psychiatric services. By placing quality patient care as a foremost priority, MCM achieved the Joint Commission’s prestigious Top Performer recognition for the third time for sustaining excellence in heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. MCM has expanded its emergency services by opening a 12-bed provider-based emergency room, the ER at Stonebridge, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 380 and Custer Road. MCM has a 90-year history of serving the health care needs of McKinney and the surrounding communities. Over the past several years, MCM has strengthened its medical foundations by adding two new surgical robots, a newly remodeled labor and delivery suites, a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and an advanced biplane catheterization (cath) lab to treat heart rhythm disorders. MCM is an affiliate of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). For more information, visit