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July 30, 2012

Micheal Ehrat Joins Mainland Medical Center As Chief Executive Officer

Michael Ehrat Mainland CEOTexas City, TX, July 30, 2012— HCA Gulf Coast Division President, Maura Walsh, announced that Michael Ehrat has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HCA affiliated Mainland Medical Center (MMC), a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center (CLRMC).  Ehrat comes to  MMC from HCA affiliated Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee where he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the past five years. Ehrat has held various healthcare leadership roles for 20 years, 15 of which were with HCA.

“I am looking forward to joining the talented leadership team, physicians, employees and volunteers at Mainland Medical Center,” Ehrat said. “Healthcare is evolving every day and there is a lot of challenging work ahead. It will be an honor to work with and become a part of the community we serve and ensure MMC’s commitment to continued quality care.”

“Michael has broad experience as a healthcare leader,” said Maura Walsh, HCA Gulf Coast Division President. “We are looking forward to his innovative skills in organizational leadership and clinical care initiatives as well as the enthusiasm he brings to this new role.”

Ehrat earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Illinois. He received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana; and earned both a Master of Health Services Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Francis, Joilet, Illinois.

Ehrat is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Judith C. Crosby Neuroscience Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee and served as the School Board Chairman of Our Savior Lutheran Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Michael transitioned into his new role on July 23, 2012.”

About Mainland Medical Center—a campus of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Located on a 31-acre campus at the corner of Emmett F. Lowry Expressway and Highway 3, Mainland Medical Center has been an integral part of Galveston County for 60 years. The hospital is an acute care facility providing quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Mainland Medical Center offers services in emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, occupational health and wellness, surgery, physical therapy, radiology, hyperbaric medicine diagnostic/imaging services and wound care facilities. Mainland Medical Center ensures residents receive the highest quality medical care right in their own community. For more information, call (409) 938-5000 or visit online at www.mainlandmedical.com




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