March 23, 2020

Jim Russell has been named chief executive officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland where he will lead a team of more than 725 medical professionals and 200 physicians beginning March 20, 2020.

As the administrative leader of the hospital, Russell will be responsible for physician relations, business development and strategic planning for all areas of the 222-bed acute care facility.

Prior to joining HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland, Russell served as chief operating officer at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake where he recruited surgeons, managed the introduction of minimally-invasive cardiovascular procedures, and developed a comprehensive, $80-million campus expansion plan and hospital renovation.

"Jim has a proven track record of managing clinical advancements and significant facility initiatives," said Evan Ray, chief administrative officer of HCA Houston Healthcare. "Plus, he has a keen ability to foster a positive work environment that contributes to the best possible patient experience."

During his more than 20-year career, Russell served as chief operating officer at The Woman's Hospital of Texas and Medical City Lewisville. He also served in leadership positions at Denton Regional Medical Center.

Located at 6801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City, HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland has earned a number of awards and accreditation including the Joint Commission Accreditation Gold Seal of Approval, the Joint Commission Advanced Certification Primary Stroke Center and the Joint Commission Top Performer in Key Quality Measures.

"I'm looking forward to ensuring residents continue to receive the highest quality medical care," says Russell.

Russell earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and later graduated with a Master in Business Administration from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.

He also earned the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland offers services related to breast health, cardiology, emergency care, imaging services, orthopedics, physical therapy and rehabilitation, pulmonary care, sleep disorders, surgery women's care and wound care.

It also is part of a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers and diagnostic imaging facilities across Greater Houston and South Texas.