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2 UHCL alumni named among magazine’s Most Admired CEOs

September 11th, 2019

Two University of Houston-Clear Lake alumni were among 59 area leaders as Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs of 2019. Both lead divisions of HCA Houston Healthcare.

Honorees were Megan Marietta, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare West, and Jeanna Bamburg, CEO of HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast. Bamburg received a bachelor’s in marketing in 1999 and an MBA in 2002. Marietta received a MBA with a concentration in health care in 2004.

Marietta is a member of Houston West Chamber of Commerce; Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce; Greater Lake Houston YMCA and Montgomery County United Way.

Bamburg belongs to the American College of Healthcare Executive’s Southeast Texas chapter; Pasadena Chamber of Commerce; San Jacinto Community College Foundation; Economic Alliance Houston Port Region; Texas Healthcare Trustees Board of Directors and Pasadena Rotary Club.

In profiling the honorees, the magazine asked each awardee the same set of questions. Asked about leadership philosophy, Marietta responded, “People and patients come first. The team is paramount and must be developed to execute successfully. Treat people with respect and listen to others when they share their feedback.”

To the same question, Bamburg replied, “I feel it’s my job to influence and inspire everyone in my organization to do better for our patients. Consistency and leading by example are two mantras I focus on.”

In selecting honorees, the magazine’s judges looked for characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and other factors. Judges selected 17 nonprofit leaders and 42 for-profit leaders for awards.

HCA’s Bayshore Medical Center unveils $5 million Center for Neurosciences and Orthopedics

February 1st, 2019

Parents Lucia and Jose Garza welcome the first baby born at Bayshore Medical Center in 2019. Their baby boy was born on Jan. 1 at 11:44 p.m. Weighing 5 lbs. 14 oz, this little bundle helped his family and the Bayshore staff kick off 2019 on a high note!

Bayshore Medical Center, a HCA Houston Healthcare hospital, has opened the “Center for Neurosciences and Orthopedics.” The 20-bed unit, occupying 15,800 square feet of the hospital’s fifth floor is a completely new buildout, designed to meet the unique needs of neuroscience and orthopedic postoperative patients in Pasadena and throughout Houston.

From specialized staff to gourmet menus, the new unit is designed to perfect the postoperative experience.

Bayshore has hired nine registered nurses, specializing in postoperative care, to staff the $5 million facility. Proprietary physician-led protocols will empower each nurse to safely make medical decisions, such as when to discharge a patient, independently. Additionally, the unit will feature its own physical therapy gym and specialist to streamline rehabilitation. These measures are expected to reduce length of stay from an average of three to one day.

“Neurosurgical and orthopedic surgery are highly unique, and inpatient recovery for these patients should reflect that,” said Bayshore CEO Jeanna Bamburg. “This new unit is our gift to the Southeast Harris County community, who can receive specialized care and recovery in their own backyard, and I believe patients across Houston will now also consider Bayshore on their shortlist of surgery sites.”

The hospital coordinated with an interior designer to give the rooms – each measuring 360 square feet, double the size of a standard room – a residential feel, including accommodations for guests to stay with patients overnight. The unit also features a “Bistro” where patients and families can dine together on their choice of two daily “Chef’s specials” or order from a menu of a la carte options for in-room dining.

“There is increasing evidence that community support can impact patient experience and recovery,” said Dr. Peyman Pakzaban, the neurological surgeon practicing at Bayshore Medical Center. “This unit gives patients the best of all worlds – specialized care and privacy in a setting that encourages them to connect with family, friends, and each other as part of their treatment plans.”