Memorial Hermann Announces New CEO for Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress

Heath Rushing.

Heath Rushing.

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital are connected by more than just the Grand Parkway. Memorial Hermann Health System recently announced Heath Rushing as Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress. Rushing, who previously served as Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, began his role on February 6th.

“Having a single leader for the two hospitals speaks to Memorial Hermann’s commitment to providing coordinated and consistent care throughout the System. We are confident this streamlined structure will foster a spirit of collaboration, allowing us to better meet the health care needs of the entire region,” said Craig Cordola, Senior Vice President and Regional President – West, Memorial Hermann Health System.

Rushing joined Memorial Hermann in 2002, and throughout his career, he has held several leadership roles. During Rushing’s tenure at Memorial Hermann Northeast, the hospital became a certified primary stroke center, introduced the community’s first neurosurgery spine program, began a start-up interventional cardiology program and re-established the hospital’s peripheral vascular program. Rushing also established deep roots in the community, serving on a variety of community boards within the Lake Houston area.

“Heath led Memorial Hermann Northeast during a time of great change and expansion. I know he has the expertise to guide Memorial Hermann Katy and Cypress into a bright future,” added Cordola.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join the team at both Memorial Hermann Katy and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospitals. I am confident that together we will be able to build on the strong foundation that is already in place to navigate this ever-changing industry,” said Rushing. “I hope my tenure as CEO will not only facilitate a better experience for our patients, but also for our employees and affiliated physicians.” Rushing, his wife, Sara, and their three children plan to relocate this summer to be closer to the communities he now serves.

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