Editor's note: this article has been updated to correct the spelling of Jamie Chebra's first name.

Doug Hooten—CEO of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 Mobile Healthcare—resigned from his position effective immediately Sept. 20, district officials confirmed Sept. 21.

According to ESD 11 Community Engagement Manager Jerry Thomas, the district has asked ESD 11 Chief Operating Officer Jamie Chebra to serve as interim CEO until a new CEO is identified. Thomas noted the district’s board of commissioners will formalize Hooten’s resignation and the appointment of Chebra as interim CEO at its Sept. 27 meeting.

Thomas noted he was unaware of the reason for Hooten's resignation but said more information would likely be presented at the Sept. 27 meeting.

Hooten, who previously served as CEO of the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority/MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, was appointed as ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare’s CEO in December 2020.

ESD 11 Mobile Healthcare launched in September 2021 to take over providing emergency services to more than 600,000 residents across 177 square miles in its service area in north Harris County.