Bayshore Medical Center February 27, 2017

Houston, Texas, Feb. 27, 2017 — HCA Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal today announced that Eric Evans has been named chief executive officer of East Houston Regional Medical Center, replacing Alice Adams, who retired in December 2016.

Evans was previously senior vice president of strategic planning for the HCA Gulf Coast Division, where he focused on the development, implementation and management of the division’s overall strategy, as well as the exploration and development of new opportunities across the continuum of care.  

“Eric has shown his ability to work with leaders across the division to ensure optimal collaboration, coordination and communication,” said Villarreal.  “I know he will take his extraordinary talent for management and effective communication and put it to great use at East Houston Regional Medical Center. I look forward to seeing how he steers the facility.”

Evans, who began his career at HCA in 1996, has also served as chief operating officer of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. Prior to joining The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, he was the chief operating officer of Lakeview Regional Medical Center in New Orleans. 

Evans holds a master’s degree in health services administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor of science in business administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Board Member of the American Leadership Forum.


About East Houston Regional Medical Center

East Houston Regional Medical Center, a campus of Bayshore Medical Center, has been an integral part of the East Houston community for more than 50 years. The hospital is an acute-care facility with the only Level IV Trauma Designated Emergency Center in East Harris County. The hospital provides quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. East Houston Regional Medical Center offers services in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, physical therapy, radiology, diagnostic/imaging services, diabetes management, and wound care. For more information, visit online at

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 online at