HCA Gulf Coast
August 02, 2021

Houston, TX – Chris Osentowski has been named chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, the nearly 400,000 square-foot specialty hospital where he will lead a team of nurses, colleagues and medical staff beginning Monday, August 23, 2021.

As the administrative leader of the hospital, Osentowski will be responsible for enhancing the world class care and experience for patients as well as overseeing multiple large scale capital improvement projects for the 444 licensed bed acute care facility. 

Prior to joining HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center, Osentowski served as chief development officer for HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division since 2019. Before that, Osentowski served as director of business development, vice president of business development and chief development officer at Medical City Plano in Plano, Texas and Medical City Frisco in Frisco, Texas.

In this role, Osentowski has helped to add seven urgent care facilities and eight mammography centers to the HCA Gulf Coast Division. He also introduced several innovative procedures in cardiac and colorectal care and produced a 20 percent increase in physician engagement.

“Chris’s talents in the areas of strategic growth, physician partnerships, service line development, and network integration will be invaluable assets to the growth of HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center,” said Evan Ray, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at HCA Houston Healthcare. “Chris has a proven track record of managing clinical advancements and significant facility initiatives, all while fostering a positive work environment that contributes to the best experience for our patients.”

Osentowski earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Accounting and Sociology from Texas Christian University and later graduated with a Master’s of Business Administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

He also served as a Plano YMCA Board Member, Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association volunteer coach and is a current executive sponsor for the Asian Colleague Network at HCA Houston Healthcare.

“I am excited to lead this phenomenal team of clinical leaders and physicians who provide world class care to our patients,” said Osentowski. “I also look forward to overseeing the on-going capital investment projects which will continue to enhance our specialty care facility making HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center a hospital of choice in the greater Houston community and beyond.”

Located in Houston’s Museum District at 1313 Hermann Drive, HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center has recently embarked on a comprehensive enhancement and expansion of its operating rooms, clinical areas, nursing units and public spaces, another step in the growth of the boutique surgical and procedural hospital.

The facility has been recognized with the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and a Five-Star Patient Quality Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It also has added leading physicians in cardiovascular services and colorectal surgery.

HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center offers services related to breast health, cardiology, emergency care, imaging services, orthopedics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, pulmonary care, sleep disorders, surgery women’s care and wound care.

The facility is part of a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers and diagnostic imaging facilities across Greater Houston and South Texas.