Sunflower Bank announces that Sally Hurt-Deitch, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services for Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corporation, has joined Sunflower Bank’s Board of Directors.
Hurt-Deitch is a registered nurse with more than 28 years of management experience in the healthcare industry including 11 years in CEO roles, most recently as Tenet’s El Paso and Rio Grande Valley Group CEO. Throughout her career she has focused on operational growth and expansion of healthcare services and facilities to achieve an integrated approach that meets the complex needs of communities and individual patients.
A longtime leader in her field, Hurt-Deitch has extensive experience on professional and non-profit boards. She is on the Board of Directors of the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Additionally, she is currently chair of the Texas Hospital Association after serving on its board for several years, and is immediate past-president of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives.
“Sally is a proven leader with a track-record of successfully growing organizations while being attentive to the critical needs of communities and individuals,” said Mollie Carter, Chairman of Sunflower Bank. “Her background in executive management and navigating the demands of growth and client needs amidst industry regulation, in addition to her deep connection with El Paso and markets across Texas, will be highly valued on the Sunflower Bank Board.”
“I am thrilled to join the Sunflower Bank Board of Directors. As a longtime customer, I have watched the organization closely. I have confidence in the commitment that the bank and leadership team bring to El Paso as First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, and it’s exciting to be a part of this vision,” stated Hurt-Deitch.
The Sunflower Bank Board of Directors is comprised of 10 directors, including directors from Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Texas. Sunflower Bank is proud to note that 60% of its Board is comprised of female directors, much higher than the 2018 financial industry average of 18% based on the 2018 Gender Diversity Index
. Carter added, “Sunflower Bank is the beneficiary of the great pool of talented, engaged and forward-thinking female directors.”