San Antonio, TX ― Methodist Healthcare has appointed Jerrica George, FACHE, as the Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Hospital | Northeast. George most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, an 834-bed campus in Las Vegas, Nevada, and has over 14 years of experience within the healthcare industry.

“I am thrilled to welcome a talented and driven leader like Jerrica to the Methodist Healthcare family,” said Dan Miller, President and CEO of Methodist Healthcare. “Her operational acumen and servant leadership philosophy will help transform the level of care available to Northeast Bexar, Guadalupe, and Comal Counties.”

In her role as COO, George had executive oversight for operations, security, surgical and cardiovascular service lines, and the emergency department, one of the largest in the nation, totaling 178,000 visits annually. Under her leadership, the hospital opened its first free-standing emergency room and achieved record surgical volumes, nearly 1,700 operating room cases per month, with a room turnaround time of 31 minutes in a complex environment. Her extensive focus on service line growth and development resulted in the completion of $35 million in construction projects and approval for over $160 million for future capital projects.

Prior to joining Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in 2021, George served as COO of HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, where she executed growth strategies for bariatrics that resulted in a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. She also developed the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program and led inpatient rehab growth strategies resulting in a facility expansion. Before HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe, George served at Universal Health Services as COO for Summerlin Hospital and COO of Centennial Hills Hospital.

"I am honored to join Methodist Hospital | Northeast and contribute to their 39-year legacy of exceptional care," shared George. "I look forward to collaborating with the dedicated and highly skilled colleagues and physicians as we lead the way into the future."

George earned her Master of Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past member and mentor of the Executive Women’s Alliance.

George will assume her new role effective May 15, 2024.