Heart Hospital of Austin lands new COO

Heart Hospital of Austin on Nov. 21 announced Megan Drake as its new chief operating officer. (Courtesy Heart Hospital of Austin)
Heart Hospital of Austin on Nov. 21 announced Megan Drake as its new chief operating officer. (Courtesy Heart Hospital of Austin)

Heart Hospital of Austin on Nov. 21 announced Megan Drake as its new chief operating officer. (Courtesy Heart Hospital of Austin)

Heart Hospital of Austin on Nov. 11 announced Megan Drake as its new chief operating officer. Drake assumed the role of COO on Nov. 11, according to a company news release.



“[Drake] brings extensive experience in operations and business development to this role,” Heart Hospital of Austin CEO David Laird said in the Nov. 21 news release.



Most recently, Drake served as COO for Shelby Baptist Medical Center, a 252-bed hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she oversaw several hospital operations and capital projects, according to Heart Hospital of Austin.



Previously, Drake served as western region chief business development officer for Prospect Medical Holdings in Los Angeles; as market chief strategy officer for Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas; and as assistant chief executive officer and acting chief operating officer at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.



Heart Hospital of Austin is part of the St. David’s HealthCare system and provides cardiac health-centered medical services, including rehabilitation, heart disease treatment, emergency services and more.

By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.