HCA-affiliated Pearland Medical Center Chief Executive Officer David Wagner announced that Sylvia Godinich, RN, BSN, MHA has been named chief nursing officer of Pearland Medical Center (PMC). Godinich comes to PMC from HCA-affiliated The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, where she served as the associate chief nursing officer for the past four years.
“We are very happy Sylvia has agreed to join us at Pearland Medical Center,” said Wagner. “She marked many great achievements at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas, and we look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in Pearland. She was involved in the growth of The Woman’s Hospital’s maternal services with over 11,000 babies born annually, and was instrumental in helping implement protocols to reduce elective deliveries before the 39th week of pregnancy to help babies be born healthier.”
Godinich also helped develop a Total Body Cooling program in the NICU, led the hospital’s successful drive for Baby Friendly designation, championed the Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and the reaccreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. She assisted in opening the new pediatrics service line, and helped open a new Maternal Assessment Center and an intermediate care area to support growing volumes. Godinich was also influential in quality improvements, reducing employee turnover and improving employee engagement.
Godinich holds a diploma in nursing from Okanagan College in British Columbia, Canada, a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from The University of Texas Medical Branch’s School of Nursing in Galveston, and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The University of Phoenix. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.