Asprec Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board
AUSTIN (January 13, 2014) – Erin S. Asprec, chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston, has been elected to the Texas Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. Asprec took office Jan. 1 for a three-year term. Asprec has been active in both THA and the American Hospital Association. Since 2012, she has served on THA’s Council on Policy Development and been an alternate delegate to the AHA Regional Policy Board 7. In 2011, she was named an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine, one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas” by the National Diversity Council, and one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women” by Houston Women’s Magazine.She was named to head the 274-bed hospital in March 2010, having joined Memorial Hermann Hospital in 2002 as director of business development. A year later, she was named executive liaison to the president of the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. A year later, she was named chief executive officer of the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center, a position she held until she was named to her current position. Following completion of a fellowship at Methodist Healthcare System in May 1999, she became the system’s director of network development and special programs, and then served two years as director of the Methodist Institute for Innovative Health.Asprec received a master’s degree in health administration from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Mo., and a bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. She did an administrative internship at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
About the Texas Hospital Association Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents 452 of the state’s non-federal general and specialty hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 369,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at www.tha.org or follow THA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/texashospitals.About Memorial HermannAn integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and more than 20,000 employees, serves to advance health in Southeast Texas and the Greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 12 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including the Texas Trauma Institute – a level I trauma center which houses the Life Flight® air ambulance – a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, eight suburban hospitals, and a second rehabilitation hospital in Katy. The system also operates three Heart & Vascular Institutes, the Mischer Neuroscience Institute, two Ironman Sports Medicine Institute locations, cancer centers, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. As an Accountable Care Organization, the system also offers employers health solutions and health benefit plans through its wholly owned MHealth, Inc. and MHealth Insurance Company.