Ascension Healthcare has selected Craig Cordola to replace Jesus Garza as its senior vice president and the ministry market executive of Ascension Texas effective Sept. 1, the Catholic-sponsored organization announced Tuesday.
Ascension Texas includes Providence Healthcare Network in Waco and Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, which includes Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
Cordola "will be instrumental in leading the ongoing integration of Ascension Texas, working to coordinate strategies and approaches and promote alignment with community physicians and other partners," Patricia Maryland, president and CEO of Ascension Healthcare, said in a statement.
Cordola is currently senior vice president of the 19-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System and president of its west region, where he oversees operations of inpatient and outpatient services at the hospitals and ambulatory sites. He is the latest executive to leave Houston-based Memorial Hermann, which has been going through staffing reductions and changes in leadership over the last several months.
Prior to his current role, Cordola was the CEO of the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center campus.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned a psychology degree from the University of Texas at Austin and master's degrees in healthcare administration and business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.