March 09, 2022
Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast is pleased to announce the appointment of Gurvir Saini, M.S.N., R.N., as chief nursing officer (CNO), effective April 18, 2022.
Saini currently serves as assistant CNO at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, a role she’s held since April 2020. In her new role, Saini will provide executive-level leadership for nursing operations including management of all nurses and nurse leaders to ensure consistency in the hospital’s practice standards. She will also spearhead initiatives related to nursing colleague engagement, quality, patient safety and overall patient experience across the hospital and affiliated sites of care.
Saini was born and raised in India, where she started her career as a bedside nurse in 2001. In 2006, she was awarded the opportunity to come to the United States to serve as a bedside nurse at Bayshore Medical Center (now HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast), where she worked for nine years.
Committed to growing future nurse leaders, Saini began her own leadership journey in 2010 as an assistant nurse manager and was later promoted to nurse manager for multiple units. In 2015, she was promoted to director of nursing at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe. Saini joined HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake in 2017 as director of nursing for the medical-surgical, intermediate medical care and stroke units until her promotion to assistant CNO in April 2020.
“Gurvir is a personable and dedicated nurse leader with over twenty years of healthcare experience in a variety of medical settings,” said Jeanna Bamburg, chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. “Along with her proven track record of partnering with nursing and other clinical teams to drive improvement in patient safety and quality of care, I couldn’t be prouder of Gurvir as a nurse leader who I have seen rise from the bedside to this key role for our community.”
A resident of Pasadena since 2006, Saini received her Bachelors of Nursing and Masters in Nursing Administration from the University of Texas in Arlington. She graduated from the HCA Healthcare Advanced Leadership program in 2021 and will graduate from the HCA Healthcare Executive Development program later this year.
“HCA Healthcare invested in my growth and development and encouraged me to believe in my strengths. I have been blessed to have been mentored by many great leaders along the way,” said Saini. “I bloomed from a nurse to a leader at this hospital, so coming back as CNO is like completing a full circle. I am proud and honored to be back home.”