HOUSTON (March 9, 2009) – Jessie L. Tucker III, PhD, FACHE, CFM, has been named senior vice president and administrator of Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, a 328-licensed acute care facility that is part of the Harris County Hospital District.
Dr. Tucker joins Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital from one of the Army Medical Department's largest medical centers, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC, where he served as chief operating officer. He also served as interim chief operating officer of Fox Army Health Center in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and as chief executive officer at Kleber Army Health Clinic, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Dr. Tucker is an accomplished healthcare executive and academician, said George Masi, chief operating officer, Harris County Hospital District. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and was named the ACHE 2007 Young Healthcare Executive of the year receiving the prestigious Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award. The Harris County Hospital District is pleased to have Dr. Tucker join its leadership team.
Dr. Tucker holds a PhD in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2008, he received the 2008 American College of Healthcare Executives Governors Award.