HOUSTON (October 27, 2009)

Headshot of Keith AlexanderMemorial Hermann Healthcare System recently announced the appointment of Keith Alexander as Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center - an expansive campus that offers a range of clinical services and specialties not usually found outside the Texas Medical Center. Alexander assumed the CEO position on Sept. 8.

"Keith is a seasoned health care executive and a proven leader of both non-profit and proprietary hospitals and systems," said Chuck Stokes, chief operating officer for the Memorial Hermann System. "His background as both a hospital CEO and COO, as well as his experience with multi-facility operations, uniquely qualifies him to lead in the construction, growth and operations of this expanding and strategically critical campus."

"This is an integral time of growth for Houston and the Memorial City campus. Houston is rapidly expanding into the suburbs and it's important to provide access to quality medical care close to home," said Alexander. "I'm committed to continuing the growth of our campus and providing our community with medical center-quality services closer to where they live. In the near future, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center will offer a depth and breadth of clinical services unmatched at typical suburban hospitals."

Part of the 11-hospital, not-for-profit Memorial Hermann System, Memorial Hermann Memorial City integrates a state-of-the-art medical complex, extensive retail venues and a 250-room Westin Hotel on a single connected campus. Anchoring the expanded 2.5 million-square-foot Memorial City campus will be the new 33-story Memorial Hermann Tower, scheduled for completion in December 2009.

In addition to the award-winning Heart and Vascular Institute located at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, other centers of excellence include the Bobetta Lindig Breast Center, a new Women's Center, a Cancer Center, an Imaging Center, an expanded Emergency Center and renowned bariatrics and sports medicine programs.

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is located at I-10 and Gessner in the geographic center of Houston. Upon completion in December 2009, the medical center will house 2.5 million square feet of space - an expansion of 1.5 million square feet - and be licensed for 434 beds.

Alexander has been with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System since 2007. Prior to his current role, Alexander served as the chief operations officer at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center overseeing all operational activities, including construction, growth and operation of the expanding campus. He also served as chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

Before joining Memorial Hermann, Alexander held several executive level positions including chief operating officer at Saint Joseph HealthCare in Kentucky; regional operations officer at IHC Urban South Region/American Fork Hospital in Utah; chief executive officer at Jordan Valley Hospital in Utah; and chief operating officer at Mountain View Hospital in Utah.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Alexander attended Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Health Administration. Among his achievements, Alexander was named as one of America's "Up 'N Comers" by Modern Healthcare magazine in 1998.

Alexander is married with two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, snow skiing, mountain biking and hiking.