HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Troy A. Villarreal, today announced the appointment of David S. Wagner as chief executive officer of Pearland Medical Center effective August 8, 2016.
A 29-year veteran of hospital administration, Wagner has served as the vice president of facilities management and support services at the Saint Francis Health System since 2011. Saint Francis Health System is a five hospital health system with 1,300 licensed beds and more than 900 affiliated physicians in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Prior to this role, Wagner served as vice president of Saint Francis Health System's home care and support services division. Before that, Wagner served as administrator of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital in Beeville, Texas for eight years. Additionally, he served as the assistant executive director of the General Health Services Corporation and administrator of patient care services at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; and vice president of operations at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. He began his career as a nursing assistant at St. Luke's Lutheran Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.
"We are very happy to welcome David back to Texas," said HCA Gulf Coast Division President Troy A. Villarreal. "David brings a variety of experience in hospital administration roles with him, and I look forward to seeing him lead Pearland into a new era of patient care."
"I'm eager to meet the hospital staff, physicians, and residents of the communities we serve and embrace the new challenges that await me at Pearland Medical Center," Wagner said. "My first priorities include pursuing a plan to add beds to the hospital's inpatient capacity and expand the health services the facility offers area residents."
Wagner earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and a master's of science in healthcare administration at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former member of the Texas Hospital Association, Wagner was active in the Rotary Club, March of Dimes, and United Way in Oklahoma.
About Pearland Medical Center
Pearland Medical Center is a new, patient-centered hospital that expands HCA Gulf Coast Division's long-standing commitment to providing high-quality healthcare close to home. The hospital features surgical suites, cesarean-section rooms, a general nursery, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, 3D digital mammography, and a 24-hour emergency department. Imaging services include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, a catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine. In addition, early in 2016 Pearland Medical Center announced its affiliation with The Woman's Hospital of Texas. This partnership provides women in Pearland convenient access to the highly regarded, specialized services for which The Woman's Hospital of Texas is renowned. As an HCA-affiliated hospital, Pearland Medical Center joins a network of Houston-area medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, off-campus emergency centers and a regional transfer center that provides ground and air transportation to and from any HCA Coast Division-affiliated hospital. For more information, visit our website at www.PearlandMC.com or call 713-770-7000.
About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA 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.
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