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Melissa Threlkeld, FACHE, MHA

Regional Vice President, HCA North Texas

Melissa Threlkeld is the Regional Vice President of Cancer Services for Medical City Healthcare serving the greater Dallas, Texas, community. Melissa is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive oncology service line strategy that ensures coordinated cancer care to exceed patients’ expectations across the care continuum in Dallas/Fort Worth. Previously, Melissa was the Regional Vice President, Cancer Services for Sarah Cannon at Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio. Prior to joining Sarah Cannon, Melissa served in a number of healthcare leadership roles at Cardinal Health, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

She has a Master of Healthcare Administration and a bachelor's degree in journalism, both from the University of Missouri. Melissa is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is active on several boards of non-profit organizations.