Pearland Medical Center February 20, 2017

Pearland, Texas, Feb. 20, 2017 —HCA-affiliated Pearland Medical Center Chief Executive Officer David Wagner announced that Sylvia Godinich, RN, BSN, MHA has been named chief nursing officer of Pearland Medical Center (PMC). Godinich comes to PMC from HCA-affiliated The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, where she served as the associate chief nursing officer for the past four years.

“We are very happy Sylvia has agreed to join us at Pearland Medical Center,” said Wagner. “She marked many great achievements at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, and we look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in Pearland. She was involved in the growth of The Woman’s Hospital’s maternal services with over 11,000 babies born annually, and was instrumental in helping implement protocols to reduce elective deliveries before the 39th week of pregnancy to help babies be born healthier.”

Godinich also helped develop a Total Body Cooling program in the NICU, led the hospital’s successful drive for Baby Friendly designation, championed the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and the reaccreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. She assisted in opening the new pediatrics service line, and helped open a new Maternal Assessment Center and an intermediate care area to support growing volumes. Godinich was also influential in quality improvements, reducing employee turnover and improving employee engagement.

Godinich holds a diploma in nursing from Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada, a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Nursing in Galveston, and a master's degree in healthcare administration from The University of Phoenix. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


About Pearland Medical Center

Pearland Medical Center is a new, patient-centered hospital that expands HCA Gulf Coast Division’s long-standing commitment to providing high-quality healthcare close to home. The hospital features surgical suites, cesarean-section rooms, a general nursery, a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, 3D digital mammography, and a 24-hour emergency department. Imaging services include magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography, a catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine. In addition, early in 2016 Pearland Medical Center announced its affiliation with The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. This partnership provides women in Pearland convenient access to the highly regarded, specialized services for which The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is renowned. As an HCA-affiliated hospital, Pearland Medical Center joins a network of Houston-area medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging facilities, off-campus emergency centers and a regional transfer center that provides ground and air transportation to and from any HCA Coast Division-affiliated hospital. For more information, visit our website at or call 713-770-7000.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 6 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at