• Eric Evans Named Chief Executive Officer of Corpus Christi Medical Center

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    May 13, 2020

    Corpus Christi, Texas, May 13, 2020 — HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal today announced that Eric Evans has been named chief executive officer of Corpus Christi Medical Center, replacing Jay Woodall, who retired in February 2020, after a successful administrative healthcare career spanning 28 years. Evans will assume his new role Monday, June 15, 2020.

    Guided by his vision to provide compassionate and exceptional care to patients since 1996, when he began his healthcare career with HCA Healthcare, Evans has served as chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball since 2017. Under his leadership, HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball has grown in prestige and advanced quality care. Evans oversaw initiatives that increased colleague engagement scores year over year, which were significantly above HCA Healthcare’s hospital average.

    Evans has led HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball nurses, colleagues, and medical staff in this unprecedented time in history with the COVID-19 health crisis. While this global pandemic has fundamentally changed the world as we know it, it hasn’t changed the way Evans and his team have responded to caring for patients.

    “Eric’s operational, management and clinical expertise will be invaluable to Corpus Christi Medical Center as we work to build upon the success we have experienced over the last several years,” said Troy Villarreal, HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division president. “I know he will take his extraordinary talents and continue to meet the healthcare needs of the Corpus Christi community.”

    Previously, Evans was the chief executive officer of East Houston Regional Medical Center. His commitment to patients and staff was never more evident than during Hurricane Harvey in 2017. East Houston Regional Medical Center was in the strike zone of Harvey and two days before Harvey made landfall, Evans safely evacuated East Houston Regional Medical Center patients to sister hospitals.

    Prior to this role, Evans was senior vice president of strategic planning for the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division where he focused on the development, implementation and management of the division’s overall strategy, as well as the exploration and development of new opportunities across the continuum of care. Evans has also served as chief operating officer of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Prior to joining The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, he was the chief operating officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center in New Orleans. 

    Evans holds a master’s degree in health services administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor of science in business administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Board Member of the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund.

    About Corpus Christi Medical Center
    Corpus Christi Medical Center has been a growing part of South Texas for the past 50 years. What began as a 26-bed facility in the early 60s has grown into a multicampus health care system offering a full range of medical services, outstanding clinical care and superior technology. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available. The campuses of Corpus Christi Medical Center are Doctors Regional, Bay Area, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center. For more information about Corpus Christi Medical Center, visit www.ccmedicalcenter.com.

    Corpus Christi Medical Center is part of HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 16 hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers, 16 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides on-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Gulf Coast Division is part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 184 hospitals in the United States and England.

    HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 16 hospitals, 10 ambulatory care centers, 16 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides on-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. HCA Gulf Coast Division is part of HCA Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of quality healthcare services with 184 hospitals in the United States and England.
     
     
     
    Contact:
    Lisa Robertson, Director of Community and Public Relations
    lisa.robertson@hcahealthcare.com, (361) 761-5062