CYPRESS, TEXAS (February 06, 2017)

After nearly two decades of exceptional service to the Memorial Hermann , Scott Barbe, Sr. Vice President & CEO at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, has announced his retirement, effective July 8, 2017.

Scott has been an invaluable member of the Memorial Hermann team. We can’t thank him enough for his years of strong leadership, including his most recent efforts in the construction and development of our Memorial Hermann Cypress Campus, set to open in March,” said Craig Cordola, Sr. Vice President & Regional President – West, Memorial Hermann.

Throughout his tenure, Barbe led Memorial Hermann hospitals during an era of tremendous change and unprecedented growth and success. Among his greatest achievements, Barbe was instrumental in the relocation of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital from Pin Oak Road to its current location on the Katy freeway. In 2014, Barbe was tapped to lead the charge in overseeing the construction and the opening of Memorial Hermann Cypress on March 31, 2017.

A tireless advocate of the community and lifelong Houstonian, Barbe has served as a leader and board member for many community organizations including Greater Houston Hospital Council and the Texas Hospital Association.

Heath Rushing, Sr. Vice President & CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy, will work alongside Barbe through the opening of the Cypress hospital and transition into the role of CEO for both facilities following Barbe’s retirement.

Heath is dedicated to providing exceptional care and service to our patients and is passionate about getting to know the community he proudly serves. Between his leadership experience at Memorial Hermann Northeast, as well as his overall 15 years of service to the System, I know he will help lead Memorial Hermann Cypress to become the go-to choice for healthcare in this area,” says Barbe. “I am confident that Memorial Hermann Cypress and Katy are in excellent hands under his leadership.”