Webster, TX, April 4, 2016 — HCA affiliated Clear Lake Regional Medical (CLRMC) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen K. Jones, announced that Dr. John Byrne, MD has been promoted to the hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO).  Dr. Byrne’s prior roles include Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Co-Director of Cardiovascular Center for Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and Chairman of Department of Cardiac Surgery, Co-Director of Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular Institute, Surgeon-in-Chief and Perfusion Services Medical Director for Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Byrne is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a member of the Editorial Boards Circulation, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Annals of Thoracic Surgery.  He has held several academic appointments including clinical outcomes research and professor at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Byrne holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California Davis, Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University and Master of Business Administration from Emory University. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago, Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

John’s diverse experience as a physician leader in several world-renounced organization positions him nicely to lead Clear Lake Regional Medical Center’s clinical agenda,” said Stephen K. Jones, Chief Executive Officer for Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.

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 Level II Trauma Capabilities, Neuroscience Institute, The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Bariatrics Program, 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 http://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: 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.  For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.