“These acquisitions represent a very purposeful commitment to filling what we see as a gap in community healthcare excellence in Houston,” HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal said in a statement. “Not only are we expanding our geographic footprint, we are adding to or improving service line specialties—particularly in emergency and trauma, women’s health, cardiac and bariatric medicine—in neighborhoods where there is a proven need.”
The sale includes all hospital-associated entities, such as free-standing imaging centers, emergency rooms and urgent care centers.
HCA Holdings, Inc.—which operates about 170 hospitals and about 120 freestanding surgery centers across the U.S. and United Kingdom—announced May 1 that it would purchase the hospitals in Houston from Tenet Health Care Corporation.
HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division now manages 15 community hospitals, 10 free-standing emergency centers, three specialty hospitals and nine ambulatory surgical centers.
“We are delighted to be part of a healthcare family that is so intent on integrating various services to deliver patient care with maximum quality,” said Naman Mahajan, interim CEO at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Former CEO Terry Wheeler officially retired yesterday, July 31.
Houston Northwest Medical Center CEO Tim Puthoff said the acquisition will bring additional resources to better serve the community.
“Sharing technology, equipment and personnel where appropriate will definitely work to benefit our patients,” he said. “Our hospital, now with additional resources to tap, will continue to be a shining example of quality healthcare close to home.”