Chief Executive Officer
Peyton Elliott has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center since 2017.
Previously, Elliott was the Vice President of Operations and Finance at Houston Methodist West Hospital, a hospital he helped develop and open in 2010. Before that, Elliott worked at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the corporate office of Houston Methodist Hospital System. He began his career in health care administration at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler, Texas.
Elliott, who was born in Ft. Worth and raised in Tyler, received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University. An Eagle Scout, Elliott is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the board of directors of the Katy Economic Development Council as an executive committee member, and is an alumnus of the Leadership Development Council of the Texas Hospital Association.
Chief Operating Officer
Wesley Bamburg has served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center since October 2019. In his current role, Wesley is directly responsible for the cardiovascular service line and numerous ancillary departments.
Before joining HCA Houston Medical Center, Bamburg served as COO at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake as well as interim COO at HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress. Bamburg began his career with HCA Healthcare in 2013 as the Gulf Coast Division's Vice President (VP) of Managed Care. In his role as VP, he was directly responsible for the division's strategy for Payer and Physician Alignment.
Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Bamburg had the unique opportunity to work regionally in 11 states concentrating in managed care, network operations and physician alignment with combined experience from both the payer and provider perspective.
Bamburg attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University on an athletic scholarship where he earned his bachelor's degree in healthcare administration and his Masters of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. He is board-certified in healthcare management and recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Chief Nursing Officer
Dr. Puneet Freibott has served as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center since August 2017.
Dr. Freibott has over two decades of nursing experience with a diverse background and progressive leadership in medical/surgical, intensive care, and emergency room services. She believes in partnering with the staff and utilizing innovation to develop, implement, evaluate, and support present and future delivery of patient care and healthcare operations while preserving human self-worth and respect.
Dr. Freibott has been awarded one of the top 20 nurses in Houston by the Texas Nurse's Association, received a Spirit of Nursing Award from UT School of Nursing, and achieved the top 100 nurses in Houston distinction from Houston Chronicle. In 2015, she obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) as a Nurse Executive from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Dr. Freibott now serves as an advisor for the new Nurse Executive DNP students and serves on the boards of many mentorship and service-oriented non-profit organizations, including co-chairing the mentorship committee at the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has a passion for supporting and growing strength amongst diverse women leaders.