October 08, 2021
HOUSTON, TX — HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is pleased to announce the appointment of Selena Mejia as assistant vice president of strategic communications, effective October 11.
In her new role, Mejia will lead multi-channel communications strategies for internal and external system-wide audiences, oversee crisis communications and collaborate with cross-functional teams to enhance business, community and media partnerships for 16 hospitals located in Houston, Corpus Christi, Brownsville and McAllen.
“Selena has been an integral part of our communications team for several years, has played a key role in the rebranding of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division’s hospitals and has successfully handled a wide variety of projects that have come her way,” said Sean Burnett, vice president of marketing and corporate affairs at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “She has a strong healthcare marketing, journalism and public relations background spanning over 25 years, which will be a tremendous asset as we continue to communicate important news and information with the communities we serve.”
Mejia joined HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division in February 2015 and most recently served as senior director of strategic communications for the system’s South Houston hospitals which includes five facilities and affiliated sites of care in Clear Lake, Pasadena, Pearland, Texas City and West Houston. Prior to her tenure with HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division, Mejia held a business development role with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and served as a public relations consultant for Nix Health in San Antonio. She is also certified in crisis communication by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Born and raised in San Antonio, Mejia is bilingual and is fluent in English and Spanish. She earned her bachelor of arts from Baylor University, where she currently serves as a member of their Journalism, Public Relations and New Media Advisory Board. Mejia is the communications chair of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Hispanic/Latinx and Health and Wellness Colleague Networks. She is also a graduate of the West Houston Leadership Institute, member of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and volunteer with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.