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Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital Hires New President, A Native Houstonian

Gay Nord returns to her hometown of Houston from San Antonio, where she was president and CEO of Methodist Hospital.

Gay Nord

The Baylor-St. Luke’s hospital in the Texas Medical Center is getting a new president. Gay Nord returns to her hometown of Houston from San Antonio, where she was president and CEO of Methodist Hospital.

Baylor-St. Luke’s is part of a nonprofit chain of hospitals known as Catholic Health Initiatives. The hospital is currently housed in the old St. Luke’s tower in the Medical Center, but will eventually move to a new campus off Old Spanish Trail. That campus is currently under construction and will be finished in 2019. It will house the 650-bed hospital, doctor’s offices, research space, and the Texas Heart Institute.

While at Methodist in San Antonio, Nord expanded the types of cardiac services offered at the hospital, adding a Cardio-Oncology program to help mitigate the damage that cancer treatments can have on the heart. She also added an Adult Congenital Heart Program and a Structural Heart Program.

Before San Antonio, Nord worked for three hospitals that are owned by HCA, a for-profit hospital chain. Two of those were in Houston: Kingwood Medical Center and West Houston Medical Center.

Nord received her undergraduate degree in business from the University of Houston, and a master’s in Health Care Administration from Texas Women’s University.

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