The day after he turned 30, George Gaston, BBA ’93, learned from doctors that he had a major cyst on his brain. He underwent several surgeries. That process has helped Gaston — now CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital in Houston — relate to his patients and their families in a new way. That sort of caring, in addition to an approach that led one co-worker to describe him as a “servant leader,” is a large part of why Gaston was named a 2009 Up and Comer by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Gaston is one of just 12 recipients of the honor nationwide, and the only one from Texas. After working his way up through the Memorial Hermann system since 1996, Gaston was named CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast in 2007. He and his wife, Mary Robin Gaston, BA ’94, BS ’94, now reside in Sugar Land, Texas.
Sic ’em, George!