HOUSTON (March 22, 2010)

The Memorial Hermann Health System recently announced the appointment of Erin Asprec as CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

"I look forward to the opportunity to work closely with the physician leadership and employees at Memorial Hermann Southeast to continue to expand upon the high quality clinical care and patient-and family-centered services provided to our community," said Asprec.

For the past six years, she has served as the CEO of the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center. Asprec began her career with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in 2002, working as the director of business development and then as the executive liaison to Dan Wolterman, the President and CEO of the system.

"Erin has made a lasting, positive impact on the care we provide to patients at the Memorial Hermann-TMC Campus," said Juanita Romans, CEO of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Memorial Hermann's Central Market Leader. "I am confident that she will bring her talent and skill as a leader to the Southeast Campus."

Under Asprec's leadership, the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute moved into a new home in 2008 becoming the first free-standing heart hospital in the area. The Institute has also earned a range of prestigious honors from several leading organizations, including Thomson Reuters, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the American Heart Association.

Asprec completed her undergraduate studies in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and later earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Saint Louis University. Asprec and her family currently reside in Pearland, TX.