The HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division has appointed Mujtaba Ali-Khan, D.O., as the division’s Associate Chief Medical Officer, only the second person in HCA to hold that title, effective Nov. 1. Ali-Khan had been serving as the chief medical officer at Kingwood Medical Center for the last 18 months.
“Dr. Ali-Khan is recognized as a leader in the field of internal medicine and quality and a champion in the area of patient experience. He has also proven himself to be an outstanding facility CMO,” said Stephen Nesbit, D.O., the division’s chief medical officer. “Due to our increasing size and as one of the largest divisions in the company, additional physician executive resources are necessary to move our quality, patient safety and service initiatives forward. Dr. Ali-Khan is an expert in those fields.”
Ali-Khan was responsible for all clinical and quality services at HCA-affiliated hospitals Kingwood Medical Center and Conroe Regional Medical Center. He enhanced their commitments to quality care, evidenced-based practice, patient safety, medical staff development, and physician-related technology initiatives while serving as CMO.
“Dr. Ali-Khan is a dynamic physician leader, bringing a wealth of experience as a clinician and as an administrator to Kingwood Medical Center,” said Melinda Stephenson, Kingwood Medical Center’s chief executive officer. “I am confident that his leadership and expertise will be a great benefit at the division. He has been especially helpful in assimilating the new medical staff at North Cypress Medical Center with the Kingwood Medical Center medical staff.”
HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division acquired North Cypress Medical Center, a campus of Kingwood Medical Center, in September 2018.
“I am pleased to have such an outstanding CMO at the division to assist me with our quality and patient safety agenda,” Nesbit added. “He will have primary responsibilities of Kingwood Medical Center, North Cypress Medical Center, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center with key personnel handling day-to-day operations.”
“It is an honor to work for an organization that as its mission statement declares, 'We are committed to the care and improvement of human life,' said Ali-Khan. “I see the mission statement put in practice every day by our healthcare providers, who are second to none. I look forward to this great opportunity to work with Dr. Nesbit in continually achieving higher levels of unparalleled quality that we deliver to all our patients.”
Ali-Khan previously had served as vice president of Hospital DOCs, a practice offering hospitalist services to several regional hospitals. Prior to this role, Ali-Khan was president of Streamlined Medical Solutions. During his tenure at Hospital Docs and Streamlined Medical Solutions, Ali-Khan invented and developed a software solution, DASH: Direct Admit System for Hospitals. DASH re-engineered the patient direct admission process. It has been adopted by hundreds of medical facilities and improved the patient experience for thousands of patients.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in medical science from the University of Maryland, Ali-Khan completed his doctorate in osteopathic medicine training at NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Ali-Khan has practiced in a traditional internal medicine practice setting and as a hospitalist, earning the distinction of serving as a National Health Service Corps scholar.