May 16, 2016

Texas City, TX, May 16, 2016 - HCA Gulf Coast Division President Maura Walsh announces today that Tripp Montalbo has been named Chief Executive Officer of Mainland Medical Center effective immediately.  

“Tripp brings more than 13 years of healthcare experience to his new position,” said Maura Walsh, President of HCA Gulf Coast Division. “His experience within a variety of hospital settings will contribute to his successful leadership of Mainland Medical Center.”

Montalbo most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of HCA affiliated Conroe Regional Medical Center. Prior to joining Conroe Regional Medical Center, Tripp served as St. Joseph Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the operations of St. Joseph Medical Center’s downtown Houston and Heights hospital locations. Montalbo also held senior management positions at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and HCA affiliated Bayshore Medical Center.

“I look forward to leading the medical center as its new CEO,” said Montalbo. “With the outstanding staff and physicians, the medical center is a hallmark for compassionate care in the community.”  

Montalbo has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He was inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society for academic excellence in Healthcare Management and Policy.

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About Mainland Medical Center

Located on a 31-acre campus at the corner of Emmett F. Lowry Expressway and Highway 3, Mainland Medical Center, a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, has been an integral part of Galveston County for 60 years. The hospital is an acute care facility providing quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Mainland Medical Center offers services in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, physical therapy, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services and wound care facilities. Mainland Medical Center ensures residents receive the highest quality medical care right in their own community. For more information, call (409) 938-5000 or visit online at

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7  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 our website at