Texas HHS names Maurice McCreary Jr. new COO

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS) announced recently that Maurice McCreary Jr. will be their new Chief Operating Officer.

According to HHS, the chief operating officer is responsible for overseeing the agency’s information technology, procurement and contracting services and system support services.

Maurice’s extensive business development and project management experience in the health care field is a welcome addition to our agency, and we’re excited he will be joining the HHS team,” said HHS Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson.

In his most recent prior role, McCreary served as the interim chief executive officer of Hamad General Hospital, a 660-bed tertiary care facility in Qatar, where he led daily operations of the clinical and non-clinical support services departments and facilities management. McCreary is also credited with overseeing $344 million in construction projects that included a new 20-room operating theater and a 300,000-square-foot trauma and emergency department.


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Before his leading Hamad, McCreary was associate project director for the Sidra Medical and Research Center where he focused on schematic design for construction, and associated best practices guidance. Additionally, McCreary served as lead business subject matter expert for core hospital information systems solutions.

McCreary will replace acting COO Victoria Ford, who took the reins after Ruth Johnson left the position in April to become Louisiana’s new new state Medicaid director