Dec. 11, 2017 (Houston, Texas) – Hannah Gelbs has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital from her existing role as associate administrator at West Houston Medical Center. Both facilities are part of the HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division family of hospitals.
During her tenure at West Houston Medical Center, Gelbs was responsible for operations and executive level leadership of the emergency department, trauma services, radiology services, cardiopulmonary department and breast center. She was instrumental in increasing efficiencies in the emergency department, including a 42-point increase in patient satisfaction.
“As the largest healthcare provider in the greater Houston area, we strive for the leadership demonstrated by Hannah at all of our hospitals,” said Troy Villarreal, HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division president. “We have aggressive plans for Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital in the coming years, including an increased focus on women’s services and expanding our trauma capabilities with a Level II trauma designation. Hannah’s business and operational expertise will be critical in ensuring we are providing the care needed in northwest Houston.”
Gelbs earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from Texas A&M University before going on to receive a master’s degree in health care administration from Trinity University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and active in the community through the Junior League of Houston. She was also HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division winner and a national qualifier for the Innovators Award in 2016.
About HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division and Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital
HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division-affiliated Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is a 181-bed acute care facility serving the northwest Houston and Cypress community since 1983. Areas of specialization include women's and senior services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a cardiovascular and stroke program, surgical services, bariatrics, and diagnostic imaging. For more information, visit www.CyFairHospital.com. HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division is a network of health care facilities in the greater Houston, Corpus Christi, and South Texas areas that includes 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 freestanding emergency centers, and a regional transfer center. For more information, visit www.HCAGulfCoast.com.