Ben Harris is Chief Operating Officer for HCA’s Medical City Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. HCA is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. Harris oversees hospital operations for the 100-bed, full-service hospital with more than 550 physicians and more than 450 employees. The hospital offers a full range of services including women’s, cardiovascular, orthopedics, spine, robotic surgery, and neurology. Medical City Las Colinas is Irving’s first Primary Stroke Certified Hospital and is the only hospital in Irving to achieve an “A” patient safety rating.
A 5-year veteran of HCA with over 15 years of healthcare experience, Harris has served in various executive positions within Medical City Healthcare. Harris’ most recent position was Vice President of Business Development at Medical City Plano, with key responsibilities focused on increasing hospital volume and market share. Under Harris’ leadership, Medical City Plano experienced strong growth in major service lines including neurosurgery, spine, trauma, orthopedics, cardiovascular services, and oncology. Harris was instrumental in opening the hospital’s dedicated neuroscience unit, which is one of the largest in the nation. Medical City Plano also opened the region’s second dedicated burn unit and was the second hospital in North Texas to earn Comprehensive Stroke Center Accreditation. The hospital also saw substantial gains in elective surgical volume across all main specialties. Harris helped improve physician relations, achieving physician satisfaction rankings in the top 3 percent of hospitals across the country. He served in this role from 2011-2016.
Harris’ commitment to the community is evidenced through the strengthening and expansion of the hospital’s partnerships with charitable and nonprofit organizations. Harris has served on the Plano City Council since 2009 and is currently the council’s Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.
Harris received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and a Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University in 2015. He and his wife, Abby, live in Plano and have two beautiful children, Lainey and Walker.