Harris Health System

TMC Member Since 1960

Harris Health System is a fully integrated health care system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas, the third most-populous county in the U.S.

Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services through its extensive network of 42 inpatient and outpatient facilities and continues to grow. During its nearly 50 years of service, Harris Health has worked steadfastly to improve the community’s health and to train the next generation of health care professionals.

Harris Health’s medical staff consists of the residents and teaching faculty for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Ambulatory Care Services

Harris Health is the first accredited institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a patient-centered medical home and is one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Each year, the system provides more than 1.7 million outpatient clinic visits.


Ben Taub Hospital is a world-renowned Level I trauma center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and is distinguished as a regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries. Quentin Mease Hospital is a 49-bed boutique hospital specializing in physical medicine, rehabilitation and geriatric programs.

  • Ben Taub General Hospital (1960)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital (1989)
  • Quentin Mease Community Hospital (1986)

George V. Masi

President and CEO, Harris Health System

George Masi is the president and CEO of Harris Health System.  Prior to being named CEO in 2014, Masi served as Harris Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer since 2005 and has been with the system since 2001, serving as administrator for Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital, the health system’s Level I Trauma Center and flagship teaching facility. Before joining Harris Health, Masi served for 27 years as a career officer with the Army Medical Department, rising to the rank of Colonel.  His final military assignment was commanding officer for Fort Stewart, Georgia’s Winn Army Hospital.

Earlier assignments include Chief of Staff for the Army’s Southeast Regional Medical Command, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Deputy Commander and Chief Operating Officer for Army Hospitals in Virginia and Massachusetts, as well as Battalion Command of a field medical unit. Masi also taught healthcare administration with full-time faculty appointment as Assistant Professor with the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration. From 1998 to 2001, he served as the Army Surgeon General’s Consultant for Health Care Administration.

Masi holds graduate degrees from the University of Buffalo, Long Island University and the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He is also a Certified Healthcare Executive and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.