Patricia (Pat) Winning

Patricia (Pat) Winning is a 30-year healthcare executive with deep experience in program and business development in a variety of hospital and health care systems.

Pat’s most recent role was at Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s Health), where she conceived, built and led the business development function. In so doing, Pat consummated a number of joint ventures and business partnerships – including a pediatric inpatient unit at an adult hospital, a freestanding imaging center, a sports medicine institute and a rehabilitation system of care. Prior to this role, she collaborated with the chairs and division chiefs of UT Southwestern, Children’s Health’s academic partner, to identify and recruit faculty – over 400 in an 8-year period – to grow its clinical programs and move the organization from a local community resource to a regional and nationally recognized asset for pediatric clinical care. During her 14-year tenure at Children’s Health, she also led the physician ambulatory clinics with more than 400,000 visits annually; planned and oversaw a $300M+ construction project, including a second hospital campus; led the hospital’s Foundation on an interim basis; and served as Children’s Health’s executive to form a campus-wide consortium in Dallas developing the Southwestern Medical District.

Prior to Pat’s time at Children’s Health, she served as the Associate Vice President of Health Affairs at the University of Florida.  As the business executive for planning and project management at the Health Sciences Center, encompassing the six health science colleges, she jointly served as the VP for Planning at Shands Hospital. Her leadership and collaborations with the hospital resulted in tremendous clinical program success over this time.

Pat began her career working in hospital expansion and construction, developing expertise in Certificate of Need applications and financial feasibility assessments. Using this background, she then moved to a national system that was developing psychiatric hospitals in virtually every state. In this capacity, she led the Certificate of Need, pre-construction, land purchase and zoning activities to expand to 70 psychiatric hospitals across the country.

Pat’s relationship-building skills, financial acumen, and program planning skills have been responsible for her success in multi-faceted roles throughout her career. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.