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Patrick Brown, vice president of operations for Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, was named the 2020 Early Careerist of the Year by the North Texas Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives.

The award honors young healthcare executives, under the age of 40, who work in North Texas and display impressive abilities of future healthcare leaders. The American College of Healthcare Executives is the professional society for healthcare leaders committed to improving health and was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research.  The North Texas chapter serves the professional development needs of healthcare leaders in the DFW area, within 19 surrounding counties, and has more than 1,600 local members.

Brown has served as vice president of operations at Methodist Mansfield since May 2019. He oversees 17 departments including service line oversight of cardiology, vascular surgery, and urology.

He was selected for the award due to his accomplishments at Methodist Mansfield, overseeing more than $16M in construction projects, hospital operational performance, and his involvement with the ACHE North Texas Chapter Mentor/Mentee program; serving as a mentor for the past two years.

Brown has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience, serving in operations, human resources, supply chain, strategic planning, and business development roles across a number of hospitals in Arizona, Georgia, and Texas. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bethune-Cookman University and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University. Brown is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served as a panel speaker and moderator for many ACHE North Texas events. He also active in the community and serves on the Mansfield ISD Foundation Board.

About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Dallas-based Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated healthcare to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Twelve hospitals proudly carry the Methodist Health System brand, as owners or through affiliation. More than 50 Methodist Family Health Centers and Methodist Medical Group specialty physician office locations are among the facilities served by the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at

Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System.