Mahajan previously served as the center's chief operating officer, a position he was named to in 2014. He has also held positions with the Harris County Hospital District, Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and the Select Specialty Hospital Houston Heights, where he served as CEO before joining the Cy-Fair Medical Center team.
“Naman has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities, especially during Hurricane Harvey,” said Troy Villarreal, president of the Gulf Coast Division of HCA Healthcare, which purchased the Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital in August. “I'm confident that he will lead the hospital with the same creativity, productivity and operational excellence he has already shown.”
Mahajan is taking over a position formerly held by Terry Wheeler, who retired as CEO in July.
“I am honored to accept this opportunity, and look forward to the challenges it represents,” Mahajan said. “I am dedicated to providing high-quality service to our customers while also fostering a cooperative atmosphere with medical staff and other employees.”
Mahajan said his priorities as CEO include continuing to support the hospital's mission to upgrade to a Level II trauma center, continuing to improve women's services and continuing to strengthen the primary care network in the community.
The hospital is in the middle of a project to replace its current catheter lab with a bi-plane catheter lab, which will provide higher quality images for the most complicated cardiac and neurological needs, Mahajan said. The process of replacing the cath lab is expected to be completed by Dec. 20, he said.
Mahajan grew up in the Katy area and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in economics. He earned an MBA with a health care specialization from Baylor University.
The 171-bed Cy-Fair Medical Center Hospital, located at 10655 Steepletop Drive, Houston, was notably purchased by HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast on Aug. 1 from Tenet Healthcare. The transaction, the price of which was undisclosed, also included the 423-bed Houston Northwest Medical Center as well as all hospital-associated entities, such as free-standing imaging centers, emergency rooms and urgent care centers.