Yasmene McDaniel

Chief operating officer

Yasmene McDaniel serves as the chief operating officer (COO) at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the hospital's cardiovascular and oncology service lines, the imaging and emergency departments and several freestanding emergency rooms. McDaniel will also be involved in hospital strategic planning, capital planning and physician relations.

Prior to joining HCA Houston Southeast, McDaniel served as the COO at Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC). During her tenure at CCMC, she grew the hospital's robotics program, oversaw the opening of ER 24/7 Rockport and supported trauma designations for multiple facilities.

She has also held several leadership positions with Sparks Health System in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida, and Paris Regional Medical Center in Paris, Texas.

McDaniel earned two master's degrees in business administration and healthcare administration from Texas Woman’s University and she has a bachelor of science degree from Baylor University.


Wayne Gordon

Chief financial officer

Wayne Gordon joined HCA Houston Healthcare as chief financial officer in September 2017 and has also served as the Ethics and Compliance Officer since July 2018. Mr. Gordon has over thirty-five years of experience as a healthcare executive with multiple organizations in three states including fourteen years with HCA in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Wayne is a native of Vicksburg, MS, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Jonathan Clarke, MD, FACEP

Chief medical officer

Jonathan Clarke

Jonathan Clarke, MD, FACEP, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. Dr. Clarke is an accomplished veteran, physician leader, healthcare executive and entrepreneur who brings a diverse set of experiences and perspectives to the role. He has most recently served as the chief physician executive at Oxford VR, an Optum Ventures portfolio company delivering technology leveraged behavioral healthcare services via virtual reality.

Dr. Clarke previously served as the regional medical director for Envision Healthcare in Dallas, Texas, where he was responsible for over 30 providers and 60,000 emergency department visits annually. In this role, he led significant improvements in sepsis, STEMI, and stroke quality measures, while simultaneously reducing throughput. He held multiple hospital committee leadership positions and led accreditation and reaccreditation of chest pain, stroke and trauma programs.

Dr. Clarke earned his doctor of medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2002. Following additional training in aerospace physiology, he was designated a U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon in 2003 and served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2009 and went on to serve as an emergency physician in Afghanistan during the Battle of Sangin.

Dr. Clarke transferred to the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2014, where he is also a designated flight surgeon, and continues to serve as an inactive reservist. He is board certified in emergency medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is currently enrolled in the Healthcare Management Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at Dallas.


Gurvir Saini

Chief nursing officer

Gurvir Saini

Gurvir Saini joined HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast as chief nursing officer (CNO) in April 2022. In this role, Saini provides executive-level leadership for nursing operations, including management of all nurses and nurse leaders to ensure consistency in the hospital’s practice standards. She also spearheads initiatives related to nursing colleague engagement, quality, patient safety and overall patient experience across the hospital and affiliated sites of care.

Saini most recently served as assistant CNO at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. She has also served as director of nursing at HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe and director of nursing for the medical-surgical, intermediate medical care and stroke units at HCA Houston Clear Lake.

Saini received her bachelor's degree in nursing and master's degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas in Arlington. She graduated from the HCA Healthcare Advanced Leadership program in 2021 and will graduate from the HCA Healthcare Executive Development program in late 2022.