Jerry A. Ashworth, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
An accomplished healthcare executive, Jerry A. Ashworth has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. Since joining the leadership team at TIRR Memorial Hermann in 2014, Ashworth has provided oversight and leadership for hospital operations including facility engineering, construction, food and nutrition services, environmental services, security, imaging, sleep services, volunteer services, medical staff and physician relations, capital planning, biomedical services, materials management, and the Solution Center admissions department. Most recently, Mr. Ashworth’s role has expanded to provide leadership over the pharmacy, laboratory, case management, social work and research departments.
Mr. Ashworth is actively involved in creating exceptional patient experiences through his involvement in patient satisfaction programs, leading efforts to streamline the admissions and referral process, and serving as the TIRR executive leading major capital construction projects including the openings of the NeuroRecovery Research Center, Assistive Technology lab, chapel and front lobby redesign.
Jerry has taken on 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 and in supporting 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.
Mr. Ashworth 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 designed to guide 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 throughout the patient floors and therapy gyms at TIRR Memorial Hermann helping patients, families and visitors feel welcome and personally connected to the hospital leadership team. Jerry’s leadership style demonstrates a high level of engagement with staff and physicians as well as to gain a better understanding of the complexity of the patients we serve and how hospital administration can continually improve the quality and safety of patient care.