Alice Adams

Alice Adams has served in a number of Hospital CEO and COO positions. Her nursing background allowed for her in-depth understanding of clinical services. She successfully impacted patient, employee, and physician satisfaction levels in the three Houston area hospitals that she served in over the past 20 years. Alice opened profitable new product lines and grew margin and overall volume.

Prior Experience

Alice Hopkins Adams is currently serving as CEO at East Houston Regional Medical Center.  Prior to arriving at EHRMC in 2011 she served as CEO at Texas Orthopedic Hospital from 2007 to 2011.  She also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City between 1993 and 2007.  Prior to working at HCA Gulf Coast Division facilities, Alice worked in other hospital settings as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and Assistant Director of Nursing.

Credentials, Education, & Lectures

Alice holds a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Associate Degree in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.



East Houston Regional Medical Center

  • Initiated and maintained margin improvement plan:
  • Supply expense down 4.2 percent over prior period and 8 percent salary reduction
  • TJC top performer 2014
  • Employee engagement moved from 2nd to top quartile within Press Ganey
  • Physician engagement moved up 20 percentile points
  • Launched new service lines:
  • CHF clinic
  • Vein ablation clinic
  • Oncology services
  • Breast center
  • Industrial medicine

Texas Orthopedic Hospital

  • Ranked number one in patient satisfaction among all HCA hospitals (145) and maintained for 8 quarters
  • US News and world reports best hospital ranking top 50 hospitals for 3 consecutive years
  • Physician engagement 90th percentile

Mainland Medical Center

  • Improved patient satisfaction ranking from 86 to 13 within HCA
  • Opened new service lines:
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Midwifery clinic
  • Acute rehab
  • Industrial medicine