Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE
Interim Chief Executive Officer
An accomplished healthcare executive, Jerry A. Ashworth has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. After joining the leadership team at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2014, he provided oversight and leadership for hospital operations until his promotion to interim CEO in November 2017.
Jerry believes strongly in TIRR Memorial Hermann’s mission of ensuring independence and inclusion for people with disabilities and is actively involved in creating exceptional patient experiences.
During his tenure as COO, he assumed the role of executive sponsor for the TIRR adaptive sports teams, accompanying the Junior Hotwheels team in 2015 to Louisville, KY, where they won the National Championship. He also supported our teams in 2016, when both the adult and junior teams competed and the Division III Adult Hotwheels claimed the National Championship. Jerry actively promotes community awareness of disability issues and services by participating in activities such as ReelAbilities Houston, Ms. Wheelchair Texas and by leading events such as REV UP to promote voter registration for people with disabilities.
He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and board certified in healthcare management, as well as a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Leadership Forum, an organization that guides emerging and proven leaders to a new understanding of and a new sense of personal accountability for the future of the region.
Jerry can often be seen rounding on patient floors and therapy gyms at TIRR Memorial Hermann, helping patients, families and visitors feel welcome and personally connected to the hospital leadership team. His leadership style demonstrates a high level of engagement with staff and physicians, and a deep understanding of the goals of the patients we serve.