Conroe, TX (August 11, 2016) — HCA affiliated Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC), is proud to announce that Reed Hammond has been appointed the chief operating officer (COO) for the facility. Hammond has an impressive record of operations and systematic growth throughout the hospitals he has been associated with and CRMC is pleased to have his talent join the executive team.

Hammond is transferring to CRMC from Saint Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN, where he served as COO. Prior to his role at Saint Francis Hospital, Hammond held the position of COO at Centennial Medical Center in Frisco, TX, and previously had leadership positions with Health Management Associates, Inc. hospitals in Mississippi.

"I am excited to welcome Reed Hammond to Conroe Regional Medical Center as our new COO,” said Matt Davis, chief executive officer at CRMC. “His accomplishments in his former COO roles are precursors to what he will achieve at our hospital. I look forward to his contributions to our hospital’s growth strategies and his oversight of our service lines.”  

Hammond, who is originally from Mississippi, began his career as a professional golfer. After several years competing in the golf circuit, he earned both his bachelor of science and masters of business administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and pursued a career in healthcare, in which he quickly grew. He is a second generation healthcare executive following in his father’s footsteps, who served as a leader in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years.

"I'm honored to join CRMC and this dynamic team of leaders, staff and physicians,” said Hammond. “I'm excited for the opportunity to build upon and enhance the operational performance as we continue to provide the best quality of care for our patients."

Hammond resides in Montgomery with his wife and three daughters. His first day at CRMC is August 15, 2016.

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About Conroe Regional Medical Center
Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Level II capable Trauma emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s center, daVinci robotic surgery, neurosciences, pediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, sleep center, radiology, hyperbaric medicine, diagnostic/imaging services, wound care facility and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, Top Performer on Joint Commission Key Quality Measures Award 2011-2014, Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Award, Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award, full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, Texas Ten Step Designation, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go to

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at