Houston, Texas (Feb. 13, 2017) — HCA Gulf Coast Division announced today that Holly Elliott has been named vice president of women’s and children’s services, effective Feb. 20. In this role, Elliott will work directly with Troy Villarreal, CEO of HCA Gulf Coast Division, and Ashley McClellan, CEO of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, to develop and implement strategies for the division’s women’s and children’s services.

Elliott previously worked for Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, most recently as vice president and chief operations officer at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. She was responsible for the strategic growth and development of key women’s, pediatric, and neonatal service lines, as well as the growth and operational responsibilities for the perioperative services, pediatric imaging and procedure suite, child life services, and The Fetal Center.

“We are dedicated to providing the finest care available to our customers, and the women’s and children’s service lines are a very important part of that,” said Villarreal. “We wanted to make sure that the person we hired for this newly-created position had a solid background in working with these populations, and we are fortunate that Holly has agreed to join us.”

With two children of her own, she is passionate about serving women and children within the healthcare community while providing the highest standards of care and utilizing innovative approaches. Elliott holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baylor University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 


About HCA Gulf Coast

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. Visit our website at HCA Gulf Coast.


About The Woman's Hospital of Texas

The Woman’s Hospital of Texas opened in 1976 and is celebrating its 40th year as the state’s premier facility dedicated to the health and well-being of women and newborns. Our founders chose to name the hospital “Woman’s” – not “Women’s” – as a way to honor each patient as an individual and as a daily reminder that the care we give is always personalized and patient focused. Our attention to every detail of the patient experience makes us the top choice for women throughout the greater Houston area and beyond. Our physicians and nurses delivered more than 11,000 babies in 2016 – more than any other hospital in the State of Texas. In addition, with the recent addition of our Pediatric Center, our hospital now offers its high-quality care to children and teenagers. Located near the Texas Medical Center in the heart of Houston, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has 397 licensed beds, including a 124-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). With more than 650 board-certified physicians, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas offers expertise and outstanding care in breast health, imaging, gynecology, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy, neonatology and minimally-invasive surgery.

In our “40 Years of Caring,” we have consistently raised the standards for women’s healthcare in Houston and the State of Texas. We were the first hospital in Houston to earn the Baby-Friendly Hospital distinction from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF.) We also were the first hospital in Texas to be named a National Association for Continence Center of Excellence for Continence Care in Women – one of only six in the nation. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is accredited by The Joint Commission and recognized by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Visit our website at Woman's Hospital.