Methodist Hospital Metropolitan is excited to announce the appointment of Megan Cool Amalakuhan, FACHE, as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

"I am honored to have been chosen as Methodist Hospital Metropolitan's next Chief Operating Officer," Amalakuhan shared. "It's a privilege to be joining an organization that has such a strong reputation for exceptional patient outcomes and focuses on growing with the community to meet their needs. I will do my best to serve by helping enable our leaders and our team members to fulfill their passion to make a difference."

Amalakuhan joins the hospital after serving as COO at Methodist Hospital Texsan. With a Master's and Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration, Amalakuhan has over 17 years of experience within healthcare, specifically within HCA Healthcare facilities. She has held various finance, performance improvement, and operations positions, making her an excellent candidate to take on their COO position. Before becoming Methodist Hospital Texsan's COO, she served as their Chief Financial Officer and Operations Lead.

During her time at Methodist Hospital Texsan, Amalakuhan was a crucial part of their key service line growth. She helped expand their orthopedic service line by bringing in spine services and led the expansion of the cardiovascular service line with the addition of vascular services. Both efforts contributed to an overall earnings growth rate of 9.6% during her tenure. Amalakuhan also was key in leading Methodist Hospital Texsan to earn the title of one of Modern Healthcare's Top Places to Work for three years in a row.

Known for her exceptional leadership, commitment, and tremendous support for staff, Amalakuhan's expertise allows her to ensure all hospital operations align with Methodist Healthcare's core values.

"Our hospital is thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced leader like Megan to our team," said Greg Seiler, Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital Metropolitan. "We are excited to see how Megan's knowledge and expertise will aid us in growth to improve patient care and experience, and we look forward to Megan helping us continue to achieve excellence."

Amalakuhan's first day as COO at Methodist Hospital Metropolitan will be March 21, 2022.