Houston, Texas, April 17, 2017 — Barrett K. Blackmon, MBA, FACHE, has joined HCA Gulf Coast Division as regional vice president of oncology services. Blackmon is responsible for maintaining the high standards for all oncology services provided by HCA facilities in the Gulf Coast region.
Barrett, who has more than 15 years of experience in health care operations, was most recently the chief administrator for the surgical oncology department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blackmon began at MD Anderson in April 2002 as a research assistant in health disparities, gradually moving into administrative roles throughout the facility.
“We are very happy that Barrett has chosen to join us at HCA Gulf Coast Division,” said Troy Villarreal, HCA Gulf Coast Division president. “He has a wealth of experience in oncology services at one of the best cancer care facilities in the world, and his decision to bring that experience to our Division is a major boost for us. We look forward to seeing how Barrett’s knowledge and drive will propel our oncology service in the future.”
Blackmon earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin before completing a master’s degree in business administration from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has pursued continuing education in value measurement in health care at Harvard Business School’s executive education program, and patient and family-centered care at the Intensive Training Institute in Annapolis, among others.
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, 6 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 online at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.