Mount Vernon, Texas – Perry Henderson, senior administrator of ETMC Mount Vernon, has announced that Brett Kirkham has been named the hospital’s assistant administrator.
Kirkham, a native of Corpus Christi, is a graduate of Texas A&M University Health Science Center’s School of Rural Public Health, where he received his Master of Health Administration degree earlier this year. He also received his undergraduate degree in biomedical science at Texas A&M in 2006.
“Coming from Corpus Christi to College Station to attend Texas A&M, I came to really enjoy the community values that I experienced while living in a smaller town. As I’ve had the opportunity to meet a few people in Mount Vernon, I see those same values here,” Kirkham said. “It has been a privilege to meet the employees, physicians and board members at ETMC Mount Vernon, and I have been very impressed by how patient-centered everyone is. I look forward to working with such a close-knit family to enhance the care we provide to our patients.”
Kirkham’s academic career was distinguished, including time spent working as a market research analyst at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, where he conducted research and analysis on physician referral patterns in surrounding rural counties. He also served as an administrative intern at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, where he gathered and analyzed information to complete a business plan for the creation of a child abuse clinic and revised the hospital’s hurricane management plan.
He has spent his administrative residency at ETMC Pittsburg, assisting the hospital administrative team to coordinate the final construction and moving preparations for the new hospital.