HOUSTON, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal has named Megan Marietta chief executive officer of West Houston Medical Center effective December 19, 2016. Marietta will replace Todd Caliva, who was named CEO of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in October 2016.
Marietta has been with HCA Gulf Coast Division since 2001, most recently as chief operating officer at Kingwood Medical Center. During her tenure at Kingwood Medical Center, the hospital achieved Comprehensive Stroke Designation by the State of Texas, was recognized as a Stroke Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, received the HCA President's Award for Surgical Growth Initiatives, achieved an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and was twice named a Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. Kingwood Medical Center added 211 inpatient beds for a total of 373 inpatient beds under Megan's leadership. "Megan has demonstrated her ability to lead a hospital to significant service line growth and achievements in patient satisfaction," said Villarreal. "This promotion to CEO is indicative of the faith we have in her and her abilities, and I know she will be an extremely valuable asset to West Houston Medical Center." Before her tenure at Kingwood Medical Center, Marietta worked at HCA Gulf Coast-affiliated Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and The Woman's Hospital of Texas. She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of business administration and master of health care administration from the University of Houston. She has served on the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board, the Greater Lake Houston YMCA Board, and the Montgomery County United Way Board. In October 2016, Megan was named one of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's Top 4 under 40 and more recently recognized by FamilyTime as the Woman of Achievement in the medical category. About HCA Gulf Coast DivisionHCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas' residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com. About West Houston Medical CenterWest Houston Medical Center is a full-service hospital serving the West Houston community for over 30 years. This Joint Commission accredited facility provides a range of care including: emergency services; neurosurgery services; inpatient and outpatient surgery, rehabilitation and diagnostic services; bariatric/weight loss surgery; senior care; wound care; sleep disorder services; cardiovascular care, women's services, and more. WHMC is a Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, and a recipient of the TMF Quality Improvement Award. Under an affiliation agreement with The Woman's Hospital of Texas, WHMC brings to its community The Woman's Hospital of Texas at West Houston. The facility is also home to The Heart Hospital at West Houston, a three-story cardiac and critical care tower. In Sugar Land, the Sugar Land Cancer Center and the Sugar Land Diagnostic Center are located on the Southwest Freeway at the Williams Trace and Sugar Lakes exit. In Richmond/ Katy, West Houston Medical Center 24 Hour Emergency Center located at Westpark Tollway and the Grand Parkway provides 24 hour emergency and outpatient imaging services. The diagnostic center, cancer center, and off-site emergency center facilities are departments of West Houston Medical Center. Visit our website at www.westhoustonmedical.com. Debra BurbridgeVice President of Marketing 713-852-1506 office281-851-6275 cell Debra.Burbridge@hcahealthcare.comKim MathesDirector of Community and Public Relations713-852-1528 office832-294-164 cell Kimberly.Mathes@hcahealthcare.com
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