Ascension taps Memorial Hermann executive to head Texas division
Ascension Healthcare picked Craig Cordola to replace Jesus Garza as its senior vice president and the ministry market executive of Ascension Texas effective Sept. 1.
Ascension Texas includes Providence Healthcare Network in Waco and Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, the parent of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.
Cordola “will be instrumental in leading the ongoing integration of Ascension Texas, working to coordinate strategies and approaches and promote alignment with community physicians and other partners,” Patricia Maryland, CEO of Ascension Healthcare, said in a statement.
Cordola is currently senior vice president of 19-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System and president of its west region, where he oversees operations of inpatient and outpatient services at the hospitals and ambulatory sites.
He is the latest executive to leave Houstonbased Memorial Hermann, which has been going through staffing reductions and changes in leadership over the past several months.
Prior to his current role, Cordola was CEO of the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus.