North Hills Hospital, an affiliate of HCA, has selected Xavier Villarreal as CEO following a national search. He begins his tenure this week.
Villarreal succeeds Randy Moresi, who retired after serving 25 years in that capacity for the 164-bed facility in North Richland Hills.
With 18 years of health care leadership experience, Villarreal joins North Hills from CHRISTUS Health, where he most recently served as the vice president and chief operating officer of CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline and Memorial Hospitals in Corpus Christi. Prior to joining CHRISTUS Spohn he served for seven years as the CEO of Navarro Regional Hospital, a 162-bed acute care hospital in Corsicana, Texas, and as COO at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. Villarreal also worked for Hillcrest HealthCare System in Tulsa, Okla., for eight years during which he served as CEO at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau, Okla., and Fairfax Memorial Hospital in Fairfax, Okla.
He has led statewide health care efforts and currently serves on both the Texas Hospital Association and the HOSPAC boards of directors. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
North Hills Hospital is the oldest of the four Tarrant County hospitals for HCA, growing from a small community hospital opened in 1961 as Glenview Hospital. The current facility at 4401 Booth Calloway Road opened in December 1983.