HCA Houston Healthcare
October 21, 2021

Leaders from five HCA Healthcare Gulf Division facilities, including three HCA Houston Healthcare hospitals, attended the Modern Healthcare 2021 Best Places to Work awards gala in Chicago.

HOUSTON, TX — Three HCA Houston Healthcare hospitals and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Office were recently named a Modern Healthcare 2021 Best Places to Work.

HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast, Texas Orthopedic Hospital and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Office, who ranked #1 in the providers category, were recognized at the Best Places to Work Gala held in Chicago on September 16.

“Our colleagues are united by a common purpose to support the health and well-being of our patients and each other, said Troy Villarreal, president of HCA Houston Healthcare and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. “Every day, we seek to build a culture recognized and celebrated for our universal contribution to elevating the standards of care in our communities and for caring like family. Even through the challenges of a pandemic, our colleagues continue to raise the bar in healthcare. These multiple awards reinforce the effectiveness of our work to continually put our colleagues and patients first in everything we do.”

Modern Healthcare’s 14th annual Best Places to Work program identifies and honors 150 outstanding companies and organizations within the U.S. healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. This distinction requires a special commitment to culture and excellence. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

Fawn Lopez, publisher and vice president of Modern Healthcare presents the 2021 Best Places to Work Award to Evan Ray, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at HCA Houston Healthcare and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. The Gulf Coast Division Office ranked #1 in the providers category.

The healthcare workforce has undergone a true test in the past year and a half,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “In high-performing and successful teams, regard for employees’ well-being, acknowledgment of their contributions, and deference to their experience and dedication all helped maintain professionalism and productivity. We congratulate all of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for emphasizing that compassion and respect are essential to an engaged and productive workforce."

The full list and rankings of all 2021 winners was included in a special supplement published by Modern Healthcare in their September 20 issue.

HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast and HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Office are consecutive-year Best Places to Work recipients from 2020. Texas Orthopedic Hospital is also a multi-year winner, making the coveted list for eight years in a row since 2013.