Malisha S. Patel is Senior Vice President and CEO for Memorial Hermann Southwest and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land hospitals. In her role, she oversees the strategic development and operations of both campuses. Prior to this role, she served as the VP of Operations for Memorial Hermann Southwest, during that time, the hospital received Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program.
Prior to her tenure at Memorial Hermann Southwest, she was at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for 10 years serving in multiple roles with five years as the VP of Operations. In that role, she oversaw a $93M expansion project that has added 60 beds, an additional medical plaza and expanded services. In November 2016, as the Executive Champion for this effort, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land was recognized as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, the highest Presidential honor for performance excellence given in the country. Prior experience includes positions in the private sector as an Internal Operations Consultant with Tenet Healthcare and in the government sector as Administrative Officer of the Ambulatory Care and Physical Medicine & Rehab departments with the Dallas, Texas VA system.
Malisha, received her Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin, holds a Masters in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and is Board Certified in Health Care Management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Community involvement includes active membership on several local Boards including the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she is active with the Texas Hospital Association and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston. She is a current member of the Trinity HCAD board, past chair for FBCC, and was recognized by the Houston Business Journal in 2019 as a 40 Under 40 honoree.
She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and resides in Houston with her husband (Bhavesh) and two sons (Jai and Avi).