Executive team

Our executive team members spearhead new initiatives for healthcare solutions. Learn more about our executive team below.

Clinton D. Kotal — Chief Executive Officer

Clint Kotal was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital | Hill Country in 2023.

Clint brings more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience to the role, having previously served in executive leadership roles with hospitals and physician practice organizations, including the previous 5 years with Hill Country Memorial Hospital (now Methodist Hospital Hill Country). During his tenure with Hill Country Memorial, the organization consistently achieved high marks in the areas of patient experience, quality performance and market share growth, including receiving Merative 100 Top Hospital honors in 2018 and 2021 and the National Rural Health Association Top 20 Rural Hospital in 2023.

Prior to joining Hill Country Memorial, he served in various progressive leadership roles focused on network and service line growth initiatives, including leading more than $500,000,000 in capital expansion projects serving both ambulatory and acute care patient needs.

Clint completed his undergraduate education at Texas Tech University and earned a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University.

Maureen Polivka — Chief Nursing Officer

Maureen Polivka leads the nursing and quality teams in the commitment to remarkable healthcare for the community through the development and strengthening of a professional, collaborative and patient-focused practice environment.

With over 30 years of experience, with more than 15 in healthcare leadership, Polivka holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Catholic University and a juris doctorate from George Washington University. She served on the Texas Board of Nursing Task Force on Implications of Growth of Nursing Education Programs and the Texas Action Coalition Rural Health Task Force. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Executives and the Virginia State Bar.

Polikva takes great pride in demonstrating the value of nursing and in developing future nursing leaders through shared governance systems that foster autonomy, empowerment and accountability.

James Partin, MD — Chief Medical Officer

James Partin, MD, MHCM, has served Methodist Hospital Hill Country as Chief Medical Office since 2011 and has been a member of the HCM medical staff for 15 years. He leads and oversees the medical staff efforts around quality, planning and staff development, and he serves as the communication liaison with hospital administration.

Dr. Partin has been involved in primary care medicine for more than 30 years. He holds a master's degree in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Susan Neves - Chief Financial Officer

Susan Neves has served in the role of Chief Financial Officer for Methodist | Hill Country since 2018 and provides leadership to various teams including Nutrition Services, Accounting and Information Technology.

Susan brings over 30 years of experience providing strategic and operational services as well as short and long-term executive project management. Her work included primary care network development; health system service line structure, strategy and business plan development; medical group operational efficiency and practice economic improvement.