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At Medical City Green Oaks Hospital, our dedicated leadership team is focused on enhancing care quality and serving our community with expertise and compassion.

Krysla Karlix

Chief Executive Officer of Medical City Green Oaks Hospital

Krysla Karlix was named CEO of Medical City Green Oaks in January 2023. In this role, Karlix is responsible for all inpatient and outpatient operations related to Medical City Green Oaks, including the 124-bed inpatient hospital serving adolescents (12 and above) and adults, two outpatient clinics located in Dallas and Plano, 24-hour psychiatric crisis stabilization services and telepsychiatry services across the Medical City Healthcare system of care.

A leader and administrator in North Texas behavioral healthcare for over two decades, Karlix joined the executive team at Medical City Green Oaks as chief operating officer in December 2016. She was responsible for the operations of the inpatient unit and provided oversight of growth projects including the expansion of the ECT suite, the addition of telehealth as an option for all outpatient services and the expansion of telepsychiatry to every Medical City Healthcare hospital.

Karlix is an active volunteer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University.

Russell Reed, MSN

Chief Nursing Officer of Medical City Green Oaks Hospital

Russell Reed, RN, was named chief nursing officer at Medical City Green Oaks in May 2017. In this role, Reed provides leadership and oversight of seven individual nursing units, comprising the 124-bed behavioral health hospital and a 24-hour psychiatric crisis stabilization unit serving Dallas and surrounding counties.

A psychiatric nurse and mental health professional, Reed has more than three decades of behavioral healthcare experience in North Texas. He joined Medical City Green Oaks in 2010 where he quickly advanced in leadership roles. During his tenure, Reed oversaw units continuously scoring in the top decile of Press Ganey in patient satisfaction and in the top decile within HCA Healthcare for employee engagement. Reed began his career as a mental health technician at the Terrell State Hospital.

Reed was named to "The Great 100 Nurses" list for Dallas – Fort Worth in 2020. He earned a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Walden University.