Laura Irvine joined Methodist Health System in 1996 as an administrative resident at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. In three short years, she advanced to vice president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center. In 2001, she accepted a position as senior vice president of planning and marketing for Methodist Health System, a position she held until her promotion to president of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. In March 2011 she was appointed president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center. in January 2014 she was named executive vice president for integration and alignment for Methodist Health System, responsible for leading the ongoing implementation of health care reform initiatives, integration and alignment of Methodist’s physician enterprises, accountable care organizations, expansion of care delivery centers, population health management, and growth in Methodist’s overall non-hospital health care delivery migration.
As senior vice president of planning and marketing, Irvine brought together more than 80 members of Methodist's administration, medical staff, board of directors, and community to create the system's first-ever comprehensive strategic plan. She was also instrumental in planning our first major expansion in more than 25 years, an 80-bed hospital in Mansfield with a nearby imaging center and doctor's office complex.
Irvine holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University.
Irvine's accomplishments have been recognized by several professional organizations with awards such as the inaugural Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, the Up and Comers award by Modern Healthcare magazine, and the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2012, D CEO Most Influential Business Leaders 2015, Methodist Dallas and Irvine were honored by inclusion in the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Leaders of Great Hospitals" and was included in Becker's Hospital Review' in the 2012 and 2013 list of "Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know."