Houston, TX, August 5, 2014— HCA affiliated Clear Lake Regional Medical (CLRMC) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen K. Jones, announced that Andrea Harrow, MSN, DNP, RN has been promoted to the hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).  Harrow comes to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center from HCA affiliated Woman’s Hospital of Texas, where she served as CNO from June 2012 to July 2014. Harrow has functioned in several other leadership roles including CNO of West Houston Medical Center, Vice-President and CNO of Nursing at Valley Baptist Medical Center, Director of Accreditation and Professional Practice at Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Director of Performance Improvement/ Risk Management  at Cleveland Regional Medical.

“Andrea has a long history of clinical excellence,” Jones said. “Her clinical expertise matched with her leadership skills will be an incredible asset as we continue our focus on excellent quality and compassionate care for our patients. Andrea is a bright and energetic person who has a proven record of success in health care.”

“Andrea’s record of accomplishment in the nursing profession, and her passion for nursing and clinical leadership, will help Clear Lake Regional Medical Center continue its legacy of exceptional, compassionate care in the Bay Area,” said Charles Laird, Chief Operating Officer at CLRMC.

While CNO at West Houston Medical Center she was responsible for all inpatient nursing departments and directly supervised the Quality Department.  Under Harrow’s leadership, the hospital was recently named by The Joint Commission as one of the top performing hospitals in using evidence-based care processes to improve patient outcomes. Harrow was also instrumental in having West Houston Medical Center designated as a Pathway to Excellence® organization by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), demonstrating a commitment to creating a work environment where nurses can flourish and improve not only nurse satisfaction but also patient satisfaction and quality of care.

Harrow holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chatham University and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Harrow will transition into her new role in August succeeding Mary Winters , who announced this year that she would retire on July 6, 2014. Mary Winters served as the Chief Nursing Officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center for the past four years.

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 850, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,100 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

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: 12 hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, which 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. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.