Christann Vasquez has been named Ascension Texas Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1, 2019. Christann currently serves as Regional Hospital President for Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Ascension Seton Shoal Creek.

Christann joined Seton Healthcare Family in August 2014 as the first President of Dell Seton Medical Center and President of University Medical Center Brackenridge. In 2016, she successfully opened the new academic medical center and collaborated with the Dell Seton Medical School to recruit faculty for the school and strengthen academic and clinical programs.

During her tenure as Regional Hospital President, she developed a burn center for the 11-county region; has worked to launch a new abdominal transplant program; assisted with the development of an adult cystic fibrosis clinic at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin; and participated with other executives to launch a new Administrative Residency Program, among other accomplishments.

Prior to joining Ascension, Christann served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of University Health System, a partner of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and led the strategic planning for and construction of a replacement for University Hospital. She also served as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System for more than 14 years in Houston, and as Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services.

Christann holds a master’s degree in Hospital Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake, and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Sciences from George Williams College in Illinois. She was a member of community 13 of the Ascension Executive Ministry Leadership formation program.

“We look forward to supporting Christann in her new role as we continue to position Ascension Texas for growth and building nationally ranked clinical programs across our network with strong medical school and community physician partnerships,” said Andy Davis, Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas. “We are confident that Christann’s leadership talents will continue to support achievement of our many opportunities ahead.”

During a search process to fill the role of Regional Hospital President, Dell Seton Medical Center, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Ascension Seton Shoal Creek will continue to report to Christann.