St. Joseph Medical Center Announces New Chief Medical Officer

HOUSTON (June 26, 2019) – St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC) is pleased to announce that Harold E. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, CPE has been appointed Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Gottlieb is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive with The American Association for Physician Leadership. In addition to his medical degree, he holds a master’s degree in business administration from Houston Baptist University. Dr. Gottlieb is currently a clinical instructor of internal medicine at The University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine.

Prior to joining St. Joseph, Dr. Gottlieb was the senior vice president of medical affairs at Harris Health System. He also served as Chief Medical Officer at Memorial Hermann Health System, Memorial City, and was the former Gulf Coast Regional Chief Medical Officer for CHRISTUS Health in Houston.  He and his family reside in Southwest Houston.

“Dr. Gottlieb’s outstanding professional reputation is well known throughout the medical
community and he is a valuable addition to our executive team,” said Kim Bassett, President of SJMC. “We know his leadership skills will provide strong direction for our quality, safety and other strategic priorities as he works closely with our hospital staff and physician leaders.”

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About St. Joseph Medical Center 
St. Joseph Medical Center (SJMC), in partnership with physician owners and part of Steward Health Care Network, is a full service, general acute care hospital with its main campus in downtown Houston and a second hospital in the Houston Heights. Celebrated as Houston’s first hospital and the only one downtown, SJMC has been providing a wide range of services to greater Houston area residents for more than 130 years. Services include a 24-hour Level III Emergency Center, behavioral medicine, cardiovascular surgery, cancer care, bariatric and general surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, women’s health services and more. St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights offers a 24-hour Level II emergency center, an intensive care unit, outpatient cardiac clinic, diagnostic imaging, inpatient care and a wide range of surgical services. For information about SJMC’s programs and services, visit sjmctx.org.

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, taxpaying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 40,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.

The Steward Health Care Network includes 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters per year. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah.

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