Maura Walsh, HCA Gulf Coast Division president, recently announced the appointment of Melinda Stephenson as CEO of Kingwood Medical Center. Stephenson served as CEO of HCA Mainland Medical Center since 2005. “Melinda’s extensive background in health care management, along with her exceptional ability to build strong staff, physician and community relationships, will be a valuable asset to Kingwood Medical Center,” said Walsh. “Under her leadership, the hospital will continue to experience growth and provide the highest quality health care the community has come to expect.” During her tenure at Mainland Medical Center, the hospital was honored with several awards indicative of the quality care it provided. In 2007, the hospital was recognized with the Texas Medical Foundation Quality Award; in the following year, it received the Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Service Award and was honored with the Pulmonary Excellence Award in 2009. Under Stephenson’s leadership, the hospital grew its cardiovascular program to include a STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, or a type of heart attack) and Elective Interventional Program, developed a Women’s Clinic and Breast Center and opened the newest addition: Sleep Studies Center. Stephenson holds an MBA from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and a BSN from the University of Texas. Proactively involved in the Texas City Community, Stephenson served on the board of directors of the Texas City Rotary Club, Texas City Independent School District Foundation for the Future, and D’Feet Breast Cancer Initiative. Additionally, she was recently named Chairman-elect 2010 of the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce. The Imaging Department at HCA Affiliated Kingwood Medical Center recently had their second annual “Soldier Drive.” Led by Jim Wall, the department staff raised 441 pounds of donated food, clothing and entertainment supplies that they packaged and shipped themselves, for troops fighting in Iraq. Also in the future, the Kingwood Medical Center is going to add two more floors to their new addition. For more information, contact Paige Roane of Kingwood Medical Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-348-8988 Photo: Stopping by to thank the team during his 15-day leave from Iraq was Army Specialist Matthew Torres, whose aunt works in the hospital’s admissions department. Pictured left to right: Stacy Lapaglia, Radiology Imaging Assistant; Scott Rawls, CT Technologist; Chris Baade, CT Technologist, Specialist Torres; Olga Caldas, Transporter; Joe Pierce, MRI Technologist; Ryan Castille, CT Technologist; Jim Wall, Director of Radiology; Juanita Bowie, Radiology Receptionist; Amber C. Corley, Department Secretary – Imaging Services.

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