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Greg Haralson Named CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center as Brian Dean Transitions into Health System CFO Role


By Memorial Hermann | May 24, 2018

HOUSTON (May 24, 2018) – Greg Haralson, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospitals, will succeed Memorial Hermann Health System Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Service Lines Brian Dean as CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC) when Dean begins his role as the System’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective Aug. 1.

“I am excited to see Brian and Greg help Memorial Hermann grow as a local and national leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered care at a system and campus level,” said Memorial Hermann President and CEO Chuck Stokes. “They have exceeded expectations and fostered success throughout their respective careers.”

Haralson will also assume overall responsibility for Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital, TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Rehabilitation Hospital-Katy, while remaining a Senior Vice President at the system level.

“It is a tremendous responsibility and honor to be part of the Memorial Hermann-TMC campus, which has such a storied history and promising future in providing innovative, patient-centered care,” Haralson said. “I am thankful for the great people, patients and progress I was part of at Memorial Hermann Southwest and Sugar Land, and I’m looking forward to building upon the great work and momentum Brian has helped create at Memorial Hermann-TMC.”

Haralson has more than 17 years of healthcare experience, including the last seven as CEO at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. Haralson oversaw the construction of a new patient tower and medical plaza, and helped Memorial Hermann Sugar Land become the first Houston-area healthcare organization to earn the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence.

Soon after Haralson was also appointed CEO of Memorial Hermann Southwest in 2017, the 547-bed hospital earned Magnet® designation for nursing excellence as it continued its journey toward verification as a Level II trauma center.

Dean, who was named Memorial Hermann-TMC CEO in 2015, will be accountable for all systemwide financial operations as CFO. He will continue to oversee academic affairs for Memorial Hermann, which includes maintaining its position as a top-tier medical center and its partnership with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Dean joined Memorial Hermann-TMC in 2013 as its CFO.

“Brian has been exemplary as a CEO and CFO of our flagship hospital,” Stokes said. “I have great confidence that Brian’s leadership, expertise and understanding of health care’s complex financial landscape will help Memorial Hermann realize its vision.”

As CFO at Memorial Hermann-TMC, Dean optimized financial outcomes and improved overall productivity. When Dean was named CEO in 2015, he helped usher in the Breaking New Ground project, the strategic campus renovation and growth initiative that will come to fruition in 2020. Under his leadership, the Magnet®-designated hospital has encouraged clinical innovation by investing in world-class programs through the medical staff, nurses, support staff and facilities.

“My time at Memorial Hermann-TMC has been incredible and I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished,” Dean said. “I am eager to tackle the challenges our entire system faces and enable Memorial Hermann to expand its stewardship of top-flight health care in the most diverse metropolitan area in the country.”

Dean is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and serves on the Vizient Board of Managers and the Vizient CEO Executive Board. A licensed pilot, Dean regularly volunteers time and resources to Angel Flight, a non-profit organization that arranges free air transportation for any charitable, medically-related need.

Haralson is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and serves at the state level as a member of Texas Hospital Association’s as the Chair-Elect of the HOSPAC Board and as a member of the Council on Policy Development. Active in his local community, Haralson also serves on the boards for the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, and the Sugar Land Skeeters Foundation.




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