CEO Debra Sukin: Expanding St. Luke's The Woodlands Hospital With Heart

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Debra Sukin is the CEO of St. Luke's The Woodlands (Texas) Hospital and St. Luke's Lakeside Hospital in Woodlands. She also serves as senior vice president of St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston. Among her many duties, Ms. Sukin has found time to lead St. Luke's in growth and expansion with hard-work and a little heart.

As CEO of St. Luke's The Woodlands, Ms. Sukin oversees multiple healthcare facilities on one campus: Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.
In 2005, she led the development of the heart program at St. Luke's The Woodlands that brought the first open-heart surgery to the hospital. The hospital has since received Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and certifications in chest pain and primary stroke. The hospital has also doubled its bed capacity, and has been named one of the best regional hospitals in Houston.

In addition to serving the St. Luke's system, Ms. Sukin finds time to serve her community. She is as a member of the Texas Hospital Association Council on Policy Development and actively speaks for South Montgomery County/Woodlands Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Sukin is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2010, she was recognized with the Regent's Early Careerist Healthcare Executive Award.

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