Chief Executive Officer St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Deborah Ryle, FACHE, has served as chief executive officer for St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center since 1996, and has been affiliated with St. David’s HealthCare since 1984. Prior to joining the leadership team in Round Rock, Ryle served as senior vice president for St. David’s Rehabilitation Center and St. David’s Pavilion in Austin.
In establishing St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center as a comprehensive healthcare provider for Williamson County and adjacent areas, Ryle directed capital improvement projects in excess of $100 million and spearheaded the growth of the medical staff to more than 800 physicians representing virtually every medical specialty. An active fundraiser, Ryle has developed programs to support community nonprofit and governmental agencies. Her efforts within St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center have propelled the hospital to a patient satisfaction ranking within the top 2 percent of all HCA facilities.
Ryle is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University.
Chief Operating Officer St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Tad A. Hatton serves as chief operating officer at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. In this role, he oversees Environmental Services, Security, Food and Nutrition Services (FANS), Facilities Management, Imaging Services, Laboratory, Primary Care Services, Rehabilitation and Cardiac Services.
Hatton has an extensive background in healthcare management. Prior to joining the executive team at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, he served as chief operating officer at Willow Creek Women’s Hospital in Johnson, Arkansas, which ranks first in that state’s number of annual births. At Willow Creek, Hatton led two construction projects that doubled the hospital’s capacity and created the region’s only Level 3 NICU.
Before relocating to Arkansas, Hatton spent six years in hospital operations in the Dallas area. During the first years of his professional career, he gained valuable experience in the financial industry, specifically in the banking and mutual fund sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Chief Nursing Officer St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Patti Ellisor has served as chief nursing officer at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center since 2008. Her background includes more than 25 years of experience in nursing, encompassing both patient care and administrative positions. Prior to joining the executive team at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, Ellisor served as assistant executive director at Scott & White.
Ellisor holds licenses as a Registered Nurse and certifications in Nursing Administration and is a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Texas Nurses Association.
Ellisor received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Women’s University, her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Austin, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Chief Financial OfficerSt. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Michelle Hays is chief financial officer of both St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center and St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Prior to assuming this role, Hays served for seven years as chief financial officer of Heart Hospital of Austin, during which time she helped lead the hospital through the acquisition by St. David’s HealthCare.
Hays has more than 20 years of combined hospital financial management and public accounting experience. Prior to joining Heart Hospital of Austin, she served as chief financial officer for Louisiana Heart Hospital and also as a regional chief financial officer for a long-term acute care hospital company in the Shreveport and Austin markets. Before entering the healthcare industry, Hays spent five years in public accounting as an auditor.
Hays is actively involved with the American Heart Association. She is a member of the Circle of Red and has served for several years on the executive leadership team for the Heart Ball.