Paul O’Sullivan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, effective April 6. O’Sullivan succeeds CEO Keith Alexander, who was recently promoted to Regional President of the North Region for the Memorial Hermann Health System.
“Paul is a proven leader who is innovative and results-oriented, with a strong record of developing trusted partnerships with both employees and physicians,” said Craig Cordola, Regional President of the West/Central Region for Memorial Hermann. “He has demonstrated the ability to generate growth and improvements in quality, service excellence and financial performance wherever he is based.”
As CEO of Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center and leader for the System’s Heart & Vascular service line, a role he held for the past five years, O’Sullivan led the development and execution of strategies that firmly established Memorial Hermann as the Heart & Vascular market leader, producing record market share, volume growth and margin improvement. In partnership with medical staff leaders, he developed new programs to create a full-spectrum of services and championed the development of multi-disciplinary teams to drive service development, delivery of high reliability care and operational improvement.
“I am honored and excited to accept this new role, returning to lead the talented and committed team at Memorial Hermann Memorial City,” said O’Sullivan. “Keith exhibited passionate and effective leadership in his five and a half years as CEO. I look forward to stepping in to sustain and accelerate the great work he has already done for the Campus.”
O’Sullivan has spent much of his career working in a range of leadership roles at hospitals throughout the Memorial Hermann system, including: chief operating officer for Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, which was recognized by Thomson Reuters in its annual 100 Top Hospitals® National Benchmarks study during his tenure from 2006 to 2010; administrative director of ambulatory services at Memorial Hermann Memorial City for three years, while also serving as the administrative service line leader for Oncology services; and director of outpatient business development, administrative director of clinical support and ambulatory services, and director of outpatient services at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital from 2001 to 2003.
O’Sullivan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Houston chapter of the American Heart Association. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the Whittaker School of Government at the Institute of Public Administration in Ireland and received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He currently lives in Bellaire with his wife Mary and his daughter Rachel.
Memorial Hermann Memorial City is part of Memorial Hermann’s West/Central Region. Also part of the West/Central Region are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy, TIRR Memorial Hermann and the new campus being established, Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.