Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital CEO announces retirement

Terry Wheeler has announced his retirement as CEO of Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.[/caption]

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital CEO Terry Wheeler announced his retirement from the hospital and parent company Tenet Healthcare, effective July 31. Wheeler joined Tenet in 1988 as a controller, working his way up to CFO and CEO.

For the last 14 years, he served as CEO of the Cy-Fair Medical Center. During that tenure, he managed an expansion of ICU and NICU services, launched a new Women’s Imaging Center and a Radiation Oncology Center and expanded several urgent care facilities throughout the community. During his career, he also helped establish Tenet’s first Freestanding Emergency Department.

“Terry elevated this hospital and created a solid foundation for Cy-Fair Hospital’s future, and we will continue growing the organization and fulfilling its mission to serve the Cy-Fair community,” Interim CEO Naman Mahajan said. “Terry has been a loyal friend and a remarkable mentor to me and many others within the hospital. He will be deeply missed.”

In the 14 years he has lived in Cy-Fair, Wheeler has served roles with the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, Cy-Hope, Senior Adult Services, Cy-Fair Sports Association, Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, Metrocrest Medical Foundation and Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.

Last year, Wheeler was named a 75-year anniversary honoree and given the “Friend of Education” award in Cy-Fair ISD. His wife of 25 years, Renate, have three children who have attended CFISD schools.

“Terry has contributed immensely to enhancing the quality of educational experiences for our students,” CFISD Superintendent Mark Henry said. “As a partner with CFISD, Terry has participated in bond committees, and he is no stranger to taking time out of his busy schedule to read to many CFISD classes. He has also generously donated to many of our schools.”
By Danica Lloyd

Editor, Cy-Fair

Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in 2016. As editor, she continues to cover local government, education, health care, real estate, development, business and transportation in Cy-Fair. Her experience prior to CI includes studying at the Washington Journalism Center and interning at a startup incubator in D.C., serving as editor-in-chief of Union University's student magazine and online newspaper, reporting for The Jackson Sun and freelancing for other publications in Arkansas and Tennessee.


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