HCA Gulf Coast
June 26, 2020

Tomball, TX - HCA Houston Healthcare chief administrative officer Evan Ray today announced that Robert Marmerstein has been named chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. Marmerstein is replacing Eric Evans, who recently became CEO of Corpus Christi Medical Center, part of HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. Marmerstein will assume his new role Monday, July 13, 2020.

Marmerstein has served as chief operating officer for HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood since 2017. Under his leadership, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood has experienced tremendous growth and enhancements of multiple service lines including emergency/trauma, cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics and women and children's care. He oversaw numerous capital building projects, including a $35 million patient tower expansion and a freestanding emergency center.

Marmerstein has continued to lead his operations teams through all the unprecedented challenges brought about by the current COVID-19 pandemic, providing oversight for operational, clinical and programmatic departments.

"Robert's talents in the areas of strategic community and physician relations, operations and capital development projects will be invaluable assets to the growth of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball," said Ray. "He is passionate about expanding on the excellent services that the community has come to expect, and I know he will bring fresh ideas and his sincere commitment to his new role."

Marmerstein joined HCA Houston Healthcare in 2015, serving as COO at HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland for two years. He began his healthcare administration career in 2009 as an administrative resident at Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia. He later moved to LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va. and served as associate COO. In this role he led several operational departments including laboratory, food and nutrition, environmental services, engineering, security, emergency management and ethics/compliance.

Marmerstein holds a master's degree in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. and a bachelor of science in hospitality management from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a board member for the Kingwood Place West Commercial Association and recently served as a board member of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

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