September 22, 2017

Dr. Lawrence T. Verfurth Named Chief Medical Officer at Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe, TX (September 22, 2017) — Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced Lawrence T. Verfurth, DO, MBA, FACOI, has been named chief medical officer (CMO). As CMO, Dr. Verfurth will lead both quality and clinical initiatives to support the hospital’s clinical performance and practice standards beginning Sept. 12, 2017.

A board certified, mission driven physician executive, Dr. Verfurth has more than 12 years of operational and clinical leadership through his successful positions with a variety of healthcare companies across the country. He has been recognized for his strength in physician leadership and mentoring in order to move organizations through rapid and positive changes that can be measured through both clinical and financial indicators.

"I’m proud to welcome Dr. Verfurth to our senior leadership team,” said Matt Davis, CEO of CRMC. “His guidance as a well experienced clinical leader will be invaluable to our hospital as our medical capabilities continue to expand”  

Dr. Verfurth is joining the HCA family from the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System, where he served as the Market Chief Medical Officer since 2014. During his time in this role, he implemented numerous successful initiatives and oversaw an array of internal programs, including quality/performance improvement, medical staff services and hospital medicine programs, for Good Shepherd Health System’s two medical centers, 30 provider office locations, emergency services, immediate care centers, outpatient services and the company’s health and wellness facility.

Dr. Verfurth received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he also completed his residency and Chief Residency in internal medicine. Additionally, he completed his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internets.

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour designated Level II Trauma Center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2014, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to Conroe Regional.

About HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division

HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas.  Facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 18 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 10 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150- mile radius.  For more information, visit HCA Gulf Coast.