HCA Gulf Coast
July 29, 2021

Houston, TX – HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is pleased to announce that Amy Johnson has been named as vice president of physician alignment.

Johnson assumed her role on June 28 and will be responsible for managing specialty alignment efforts within the Houston and South Texas markets. This includes establishing a primary care partner for the division and building a network offering for payers, employers and patients.

“Amy’s unique experience in large-scale physician enterprise strategy and operations will be an asset in her new role,” said Evan Ray, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “Her robust background in physician development, management and practices will allow for a seamless integration into our division team.”

Johnson joins HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division from St. Louis-based SSM Health, where she served for two years as vice president of business development and as the system operations leader for the musculoskeletal clinical program. In this role, she developed the medical group strategy, which included market growth of physician and ambulatory services, as well as led the system-wide musculoskeletal service line.

Prior to SSM, Johnson worked six years with Ascension Health, a St. Louis based health system with 146 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities. She held multiple leadership roles including vice president of strategic operations and senior director of physician integration. In these roles, she led the strategic development and operations of the physician enterprise across more than 20 markets.

Johnson began her healthcare career as a senior associate in the Payer and Pharmacy Division of Price Waterhouse Cooper in Los Angeles. She was later appointed director of projects for HealthTexas in Dallas, where she worked with Baylor Scott and White providers before serving as vice president of strategic physician development at Cirrus Health in Dallas.

She holds a master of healthcare administration from Washington University School of Medicine, and received her bachelor of science in community health from Texas A&M University.