David Lopez, FACHE, serves as the chief operating officer at Parkland and Hospital System. Prior to joining Parkland in 2016, Lopez served as chief executive officer for nine years and chief operating officer for four years at Harris Health System in Houston. He helped lead many initiatives to strengthen the fiscal health of the Harris Health System and improve the health of the community. Much of his career has been spent working in public health systems throughout Texas and he is committed to the public health care mission.
He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served in various roles for the American Hospital Association, Texas Hospital Association and National Association of Public Hospitals.