May 27, 2014
Research Medical Center (RMC) announces the appointment of Eric Becker, FACHE, as Chief Operating Officer. Becker assumes his responsibilities at the 590-bed acute-care hospital, which is a Level 1 Trauma Center and one of the busiest hospitals in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
Most recently Becker served as Chief Executive Officer of San Angelo Community Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. During his tenure, Becker helped lead the organization in increasing patient satisfaction; launched a da Vinci robotic program; and implemented an Electrophysiology program. He recruited physicians for Cardiology and General Surgery expansion and helped develop service lines in Cardiology, Neonatology, Neurosurgery and Orthopedics.
From 2006 2012, Becker was COO of HCA Conroe Regional Medical Center in Conroe, Texas where he helped drive an increase in patient satisfaction scores and implement results of employee engagement surveys and served as Ethics and Compliance Officer and Chief Staffing Officer. Becker’s other experience includes serving as a leader at HCA Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee; Richardson Regional Medical Center in Richardson, Texas; HCA Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Virginia; and HCA Pentagon City Hospital in Arlington, Virginia.
Becker earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, and earned his Master of Health Care Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond, Virginia.
“Eric is a dedicated healthcare leader whose energy and passion will help further Research Medical Center’s mission to provide the best patient experience and highest-quality care for our patients and their families,” says Jackie DeSouza, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Research Medical Center.
“I am excited to join Research Medical Center and Jackie DeSouza’s team at this critical time in the hospital’s growth as it moves forward to better meet the needs of the community, patients and their families with progressive and innovative programs,” says Becker. “I also look forward to continuing the positive physician relationships and community partnerships the RMC team has established.”