Houston, Texas – HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division has named Pamela Hamre its vice president of bariatric and robotic services, where she will lead the development of programmatic strategies to support the growth of the bariatric and robotic services for the division.

Hamre joined the HCA Gulf Coast Division in 2018, serving as the assistant vice president of women’s & children’s services and the robotic service line. She was responsible for leading and developing strategic plans to support the growth of women’s, pediatric and neonatal services, including physician recruitment, network alignment and clinical quality throughout the division.

Before joining HCA Houston Healthcare, Hamre served as the director of marketing for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and the women’s & children’s service line for Memorial Hermann Health System. With more than 11 years of healthcare leadership experience, Hamre has served in various roles, including marketing, programmatic development and service line expansion.

“We are pleased to have Pamela join our team as the vice president of the bariatrics and robotics service lines,” said Chris Osentowski, chief development officer at HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “Her healthcare knowledge and business development background will be tremendous assets for the growth and operational success of these two service lines.”

A native of Sugar Land, Hamre earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and public relations from Texas State University. She is slated to earn her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University later this year. Hamre is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).