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Memorial Hermann Names New CEO for Pearland and Southeast Hospitals
Houston, TX
09/02/2020 08:45 AM

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Memorial Hermann Names New CEO for Pearland and Southeast Hospitals

HOUSTON (Aug. 18, 2020) – Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce that Noel Cardenas will assume the role of Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospitals, effective Sept. 13.

Cardenas currently serves as Vice President of Operations of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble, an acute care hospital consisting of 242 beds and more than 1,200 employees.

“Alongside substantial growth in both campus size and patient volume, Noel has increased efficiency, building effectiveness and improving safety at Memorial Hermann Northeast,” said Memorial Hermann President & CEO, Dr. David L. Callender. “Noel has been an outstanding leader in our health system for the past five years, and I am pleased he has accepted the opportunity to further his career with Memorial Hermann.”

Cardenas’ promotion is part of a new organizational structure and service line operating model that aligns with Memorial Hermann’s vision to create healthier communities now and for generations to come. He is replacing Kyle Price, who is now Senior Vice President of Service Lines for the system.

“I am excited and honored about the opportunity to lead the Memorial Hermann Southeast and Pearland campuses. I am committed to working alongside our physician partners, leaders and employees to improve the health of our community by providing high quality and safe care,” Cardenas said. “The teams at these campuses have a strong foundation serving our patients and I am committed to working with our teams on further enhancing the patient experience while navigating through one of the most challenging periods in health care.”

Cardenas has nearly 20 years of executive leadership experience and has overseen operations for outpatient clinics, surgical centers, hospitals, medical centers and health systems, nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, he served as CEO and hospital commander for the Reynolds Army Community Hospital in Fort Sill, Okla.

Cardenas received his bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. He is a combat veteran with more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army and Texas National Guard.

About Memorial Hermann

Charting a better future. A future that’s built upon the HEALTH of our community. This is the driving force for Memorial Hermann, redefining health care for the individuals and many diverse populations we serve. Our 6,700 affiliated physicians and 27,000 employees practice the highest standards of safe, evidence-based, quality care to provide a personalized and outcome-oriented experience across our more than 300 care delivery sites. As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in Southeast Texas, Memorial Hermann has an award-winning and nationally acclaimed Accountable Care Organization, 17* hospitals and numerous specialty programs and services conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is one of the nation's busiest Level I trauma centers and serves as the primary teaching hospital for McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. For more than 112 years, our focus has been the best interest of our community, contributing more than $588 million annually through school-based health centers and other community benefit programs. Now and for generations to come, the health of our community will be at the center of what we do – charting a better future for all.

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