HCA Gulf Coast
January 11, 2016

Houston, Texas, January 11, 2016 — HCA Gulf Coast Division President Maura Walsh today announced that Eric Evans has been named Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for the HCA Gulf Coast Division, effective immediately. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning, he will focus on the development, implementation and management of HCA Gulf Coast Division’s overall strategy, as well as the exploration and development of new opportunities across the continuum of care.

“Eric will work with leaders across the division to ensure optimal collaboration, coordination and communication among and between the organization's executive team, its staff and physicians in order to establish consensus on the broad strategic direction for the division,” said Maura Walsh, HCA Gulf Coast Division President. “We are extremely pleased to have him on our team.”

Evans, who began his career at HCA in 1996, most recently 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, Louisiana. 

“This is an exciting opportunity to bring my healthcare experience in planning, collaboration and program development to an organization that provides essential care to the communities that we serve,” said Evans. Evans holds a master’s degree in health services administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC and a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, he is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the American Leadership Forum.

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