Memorial Hermann Katy has hired a new vice president of operations, Vivien Bond, will begin her new role March 18. She previously served as vice president of strategic planning and research for the Memorial Hermann Health System.

"Vivien has a strong track record of utilizing her insight to improve hospital operations, and I believe she will be an asset to our already strong leadership team at Memorial Hermann Katy" said Heath Rushing, Memorial Hermann Katy's chief executive officer.

Bond comes into the position with almost 20 years of experience in the health care industry, working in various positions in the Memorial Hermann Health System and Select Specialty Hospitals. She is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a bachelor's degree in social work and also earned a master's degree in business from the University of Houston.

"I am delighted at the chance to return to the hospital setting," Bond said. "Memorial Hermann Katy is a bustling facility with a long, distinguished history of serving Katy."

Correction, March 8, 10:24 a.m.: The story originally stated that Bond began her new role on March 1. The press release announcing Bond's new position was issued March 1. She will begin her new position March 18.