Tripp Montalbo

Tripp Montalbo joined HCA’s Mainland Medical Center as its chief executive officer (CEO) in May 2016. Montalbo has over 16 years of healthcare experience and most recently served as the chief operating officer of HCA affiliated Conroe Regional Medical Center. During his tenure at Conroe Regional Medical Center, Montalbo’s leadership and commitment facilitated the pursuit and development of the first Level II Trauma Program in Montgomery County. Prior to joining Conroe Regional Medical Center, Tripp served as St. Joseph Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the operations of St. Joseph Medical Center’s downtown Houston and Heights hospital locations. Tripp also held senior management positions at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and HCA-affiliated Southeast Medical Center.

Tripp’s community involvement includes his participation in the National and Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives; participation in the Texas Hospital Association, where he functioned as a member of the Leadership Development Council. He also volunteers as a board member for the Texas City-LaMarque Chamber of Commerce and the Galveston County Health District: United Board of Health.

Tripp earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. He was inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society for academic excellence in Healthcare Management and Policy.

John O. Armour

As a 22-year veteran of HCA, John Armour currently serves as its chief financial officer (CFO) of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Armour has held senior leadership positions for an excess of 18 years, all in the Gulf Coast Division. John has 15 years of CFO experience and was formerly CEO of Parallon Business Solutions Supply Chain Services/Gulf Coast Division.

Armour has been an active member of the Houston Golf Association since 2008 and on its board of directors for the past five years. A former chair of the audit committee and board treasurer, he currently serves as vice chairman.

Nathan Irwin

Nathan Irwin joined Mainland Medical Center as the assistant administrator (AA) in April 2017. Earning a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee, Nathan began his career with HCA as a management engineer where he implemented labor management technologies and best practices in newly acquisitioned facilities.

Nathan moved to Houston in the fall of 2015 where he worked as part of the Gulf Coast Division’s Performance Improvement team as a labor specialist. There, Nathan supported 10 Houston-area and three South Texas facilities in various capacities such as staffing, scheduling, recruitment and budgeting.

Nathan is an active member in the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.