Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital’s Malisha Patel Named One of the Top 15 Business Women in Houston
Malisha Patel, VP of Operations at Memorial
Hermann Southwest Hospital, was recognized as one of the Top 15 Business
Women in Houston by the National
Diversity Council (NDC) at the Houston Women’s Conference held on Sept. 20.
“I am honored to receive this recognition,
especially knowing that I work every day with incredible professionals who are
equally deserving,” said Patel. “I am blessed to have an amazing support system
and to be in health care, where the work that we do positively impacts lives
daily. It is what drives me and makes my work so rewarding.”
In her current role, Patel has
operational and business development responsibility for both clinical and
non-clinical departments ranging from perioperative services to engineering.
Responsibilities include direction and decision-making, financial performance,
compliance with regulatory agencies, patient satisfaction, productivity and the
promotion of the Memorial Hermann Health System culture. She previously served as VP of Operations at
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. At Memorial
Hermann Sugar Land, she oversaw a $93 million expansion project that
added 60 beds, an additional medical plaza and expanded services.
In addition, she was the executive champion for
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land’s “Journey to Excellence” which adopted and
integrated the Baldrige framework. In
November 2016, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land was recognized as a Malcolm Baldrige
National Quality Award recipient, the highest award for performance excellence
given in the country. The hospital is the first Houston area hospital to be
awarded the recognition.
Prior to joining Memorial
Hermann, Patel held positions with the Veterans Administration Hospital in
Dallas as well as with Tenet Healthcare. She has recently been recognized by
the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston as its 2016 “Young
Professional of the Year” and as an honorable mention for the Houston Business
Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017.
The NDC is the first
non-profit organization to bring together the private, public and non-profit
sectors to discuss the many dimensions and benefits of a multicultural
environment. The mission of the NDC is to be both a resource and an advocate
for the value of diversity and inclusion.