Methodist Healthcare
January 03, 2023

Methodist Hospital has appointed Ryan Simpson as Chief Executive Officer. Simpson brings with him more than twenty years of hospital leadership experience. He joins Methodist Healthcare after serving as Chief Executive Officer at The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA) and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital located within the Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) Continental Division for the past four years.

During his tenure as CEO, Simpson made noticeable strides in physician and employee satisfaction, improving physician engagement scores by 25 percentage points, placing TMCA in the 90th percentile as a place to practice medicine. He improved employee engagement scores to 76 percent, representing an eight-percentage point increase. He made great progress advancing quality indicators, reducing hospital-acquired conditions to place TMCA as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by IBM Watson.

Through Simpson’s leadership, he led unprecedented growth in several service lines, including the integration of Colorado Permanente Medical Group (Kaiser Permanente) into TMCA, seeing a 50 percent increase in same-store admissions. He was also instrumental in the development of a market-wide heart surgery group, resulting in 50 percent surgical growth and 53 percent cardiac cath procedure growth over three years. Additionally, Simpson oversaw the planning and opening of Centennial Hospital, an $80 million inpatient campus expansion to Centennial Medical Plaza, and a 40-bed expansion to the Behavioral Health and Wellness Center for women’s inpatient behavioral health and expanded geriatric psychiatry, representing $10 million in capital investments.

Simpson holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Birmingham Southern College.

Methodist Hospital is excited to welcome Ryan Simpson as CEO and looks forward to the ongoing relationships he will build with colleagues, providers, and community partners, to serve the greater San Antonio area. Simpson assumed his new role January 1, 2023.