November 03, 2020
Houston, Texas — HCA Houston Healthcare is proud to announce Mauricio Camargo, senior vice president of strategy and planning, has been named among the 2020 class of “40 Under 40” honorees by the Houston Business Journal.
Camargo joined HCA Houston Healthcare in 2016 and leads the system’s strategic growth plans, including physician partnerships, service line development and regional outreach, and serves as the key business analyst for hospital assets and ambulatory access points in the metro Houston area and South Texas communities the company serves. His work has aided in the transformation of strategic thinking within HCA Houston Healthcare, bringing rigorous and methodical approaches to support business initiatives.
Prior to joining HCA Houston Healthcare, Camargo was a member of the healthcare practice at McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm. In this role, he advised and counseled senior executives and political leaders of national health systems, pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations, and large hospital organizations in the United States and abroad.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Camargo came to the USA on a full merit-based academic scholarship to Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., where he earned three bachelor’s degrees in physics, biological physics, and economics. Known for his passion for learning and science, Camargo also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s in health sciences and technology from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
“In four years, Mauricio has impressively driven value and helped guide our organization’s strategic growth,” said Troy Villarreal, president of HCA Houston Healthcare. “He leverages his knowledge and reasoning, relationships, and influence toward optimal decision-making, while balancing patient access and quality of care dynamics. Mauricio is a compassionate leader who embodies our mission – care above all else – every day, in everything he does.”
Dedicated to helping others, Camargo is an avid supporter of multiple charitable organizations, including The Hope Fund, HCA Healthcare’s employee‐run, employee‐supported charity that aids employees and families during times of hardship. He is also involved with the Halo House Foundation, an organization that facilitates access and care for children battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Additionally, Camargo is a member of the Hispanic American Medical Association of Houston (HAMAH), an organization through which he participates in community service, scholarship funding and professional mentorship for Hispanic‐American medical students. He is a staunch supporter of healthcare innovation in Houston through his membership with the Harvard Alumni Angels Association, as well as TMCx and TMCx+, the Texas Medical Center’s innovation incubator.