August 07, 2020
Houston, TX – HCA Houston Healthcare announces that Joel North has been named chief operating officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood. North is replacing Robert Marmerstein, who recently became CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. North will assume his new role Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.
North has served as assistant administrator for HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood since 2019. He was responsible for development of neuroendovascular services, bariatrics and robotic surgery. North's leadership resulted in significant service line growth, including the establishment of Neuro Interventional Radiology services and expanded bariatrics capabilities for the convenience of the community.
“Throughout his time at Kingwood, I have been extremely impressed with Joel,” said John Corbeil, CEO at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood. “Joel is a strong operator, always puts our patients and front line care teams first and excels with finding ways to better partner with our medical staff. His ability to build strong, trusting relationships is one of his greatest strengths. Joel brings a lot of charisma and energy to the COO role and I am excited about our continued partnership.”
North joined HCA Houston Healthcare in 2018, serving as assistant administrator at HCA Houston Healthcare Cypress Fairbanks. He oversaw executive direction of multiple departments, including laboratory services, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, plant operations and more. North was responsible for operationalizing a $19 million dollar capital construction renovation project, resulting in significant improvements for inpatient and outpatient scores. Prior to that role, North served as an administrative resident at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, where he oversaw the facility's trauma program and led emergency operations through Hurricane Harvey.
A native Houstonian, North earned his bachelor of arts in medical humanities and a master's of business administration with a specialization in healthcare from Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, North served as president of the Future Healthcare Executives organization. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. North enjoys serving and giving back to his community and has coached youth sports for a number of years.