Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 hires first executive director

Doug Hooten was announced as the first executive director of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 on Dec. 3. (Courtesy Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11)
Doug Hooten was announced as the first executive director of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 on Dec. 3. (Courtesy Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11)

Doug Hooten was announced as the first executive director of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 on Dec. 3. (Courtesy Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11)

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 announced the hiring of Doug Hooten as its first executive director in a Dec. 3 press release.

Hooten has 35 years of experience in EMS, including time served as a paramedic and eight years as the CEO of MedStar Mobile Healthcare, an EMS provider to Fort Worth and the 14 surrounding North Texas cities, according to the press release.



“The people providing patient care in this community do amazing work every day,” Hooten said in a statement. “My number one goal is to help design and build a system that will build on their commitment to this community, and provide them the resources they need to deliver the world-class emergency medical services the ESD and the community can rely on, and be proud of.”

ESD No. 11 terminated its relationship with longtime EMS provider CCEMS on Sept. 3. Although there are rumors the district is forming its own EMS service, this has not been confirmed.

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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