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HCA Gulf Coast Division Names Matt Dixon Chief Executive Officer of Pearland Medical Center

Matt DixonHouston, Texas, December  3,  2013— HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Maura Walsh, announced today that Matt Dixon has been named Chief Executive Officer for the new HCA Affiliated Pearland Medical Center that opens in the fall of 2014.

Previously, Dixon was the Chief Operating Officer at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, a 317-bed facility in HCA's Mountain Star Division.  His responsibilities included overseeing a staff of 650 physicians and 1500 employees, a role he has held since 2006.
Prior to his leadership role at St. Mark's Hospital, Dixon was the Associate Administrator at Lakeview Hospital in Bountiful, Utah.

“I am pleased to welcome Matt to the HCA Gulf Coast Division team as Pearland Medical Center's Chief Executive Officer,” Walsh said. “Matt's strong background in operational leadership makes him particularly well suited for this role. We look forward to him developing a high-quality, clinically excellent medical staff and building a team of talented and committed leaders.”

 “I am honored to join the new Pearland Medical Center, a dynamic facility that emphasizes HCA's commitment to providing convenient, high-quality healthcare close to home,” Dixon said. “Pearland is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Houston area, and I am excited about Pearland Medical Center meeting the diverse healthcare needs of Pearland and its surrounding communities.”

Dixon earned his Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.  He is also a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 9 hospitals, 9 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

About Pearland Medical Center

Pearland Medical Center, expected to open in the Fall of 2014, is a new patient-centered hospital that expands HCA’s long-standing commitment to providing high-quality healthcare close to home. The 144,000 square-foot facility will feature surgical suites, cesarean-section rooms, a general nursery, digital mammography, and a 24-hour emergency department.  Imaging services will include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, a catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. As an HCA affiliated hospital, Pearland Medical Center joins a continuum of 9 other Houston-area medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, off-campus emergency centers and a regional transfer center that provides ground and air transportation to and from any HCA Coast Division Affiliated Hospital. Visit www.pearlandmc.com for updates and more information.