Bayshore Medical Center June 14, 2012

HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Maura Walsh, announced that Jeanna Barnard has been named Bayshore Medical Center’s (BMC) Chief Executive Officer.  Prior to being named CEO, Barnard served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) at  BMC. Barnard has held various healthcare leadership roles for the past 12 years and has been with HCA Gulf Coast Division since 1997.

“I am looking forward to my new role at Bayshore Medical Center,” Barnard said. “It’s a privilege to work with this impressively talented and dedicated team of employees, physicians, board members and volunteers.  I’m delighted to be part of the future of quality, compassionate and innovative healthcare services for the families we serve.”

“Jeanna Barnard brings 15 years of experience and a solid record of achievements to Bayshore Medical Center and East Houston Regional Medical Center,” said Maura Walsh, HCA Gulf Coast Division President. “Her ability to establish healthcare initiatives through comprehensive strategic planning will further elevate the level of care and growth at BMC and EHRMC. We look forward to working with Jeanna in her new role.”

Barnard also served in executive positions at East Houston Regional Medical Center and started her healthcare career at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital. She earned both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Barnard serves on the board of directors for the American College of Healthcare Executives –Southeast Texas Chapter and the San Jacinto College Foundation as well as serving as an active member of the Pasadena Rotary Club.  Barnard will transition into her new role this month succeeding Jeff Holland, who retired May 31, 2012.

About Bayshore Medical Center

Bayshore Medical Center is the only hospital in Pasadena fully accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and The Joint Commission. The Bayshore campus is an acute-care facility that has been serving the needs of Southeast Harris County for more than 50 years. Bayshore’s wide range of services include acute care of the medical and surgical patient and specialty services such as: advanced wound care center; cardiovascular and cardiology services, including open heart; level III neonatal intensive care unit; inpatient pediatric unit; inpatient rehabilitation unit,  maternity services, behavioral health and radiation oncology services. For more information about Bayshore Medical Center visit us at

About East Houston Regional Medical Center—a campus of Bayshore Medical Center

East Houston Regional Medical Center is an acute-care facility with the only Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Center in East Harris County. East Houston Regional Medical Center offers specialized services in fields such as: Industrial Medicine Program; Rehabilitation Services; and Diabetes Self-Management Program.  With the resources and expertise of Bayshore Medical Center, the East Houston Regional Medical Center campus is able to provide a combination of clinical services and advanced technology for the residents and businesses in the Northeast and Southeast Harris County region.  For more information about our services or community programs, visit