Texas Children’s Hospital Names Russ Williams as Senior Vice President of Austin Hospital


HOUSTON (March 8, 2023) – Texas Children’s Hospital is pleased to welcome Russ Williams as Senior Vice President of Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus. Texas Children’s is building on its existing services that cater to the central Texas community by opening a freestanding, state-of-the-art hospital to house its nationally ranked specialties in 2024. Williams’ appointment to this key role reinforces the hospital’s commitment to serve Austin families by providing premier patient care from world-class specialists and pediatricians. 

“We are thrilled to have Russ Williams join our growing team at Texas Children’s Hospital Austin,” said Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO at Texas Children’s Hospital. “As the largest children’s hospital in the nation, we strive to continually strengthen our roster with exceptional talent that advances our commitment to providing the right care, in the right place, at the right time.”

As Senior Vice President, Williams will be tasked with executing progressive ideas to amplify Texas Children’s mission and impressive expansion into Austin. He will work as a visionary and key planner to radically improve the lives and care of children and women in the region. 

“It is an honor to join the incredible team at Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus,” said Williams. “This team is working to create such a profound and life changing difference in Austin for generations to come. I am looking forward to fortifying the relationship between Texas Children’s and the local community to ensure a healthier future for children and families.”

Williams joins the Texas Children’s Hospital network with more than 20 years of experience successfully navigating complex healthcare systems with academic components. Prior to this appointment, Williams was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Seattle Children’s and led some of its largest construction and expansion plans to date. He also previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Riley Children’s Hospital at Indiana University Health and Vice President of Operations at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

“Russ is an extraordinary trailblazer in his field,” said Michelle Riley-Brown, Executive Vice President at Texas Children’s Hospital. “We are excited about the impact that his level of expertise will have in ensuring that families in Austin have access to exceptional health care close to home.” 

Learn more about Texas Children’s Hospital North Austin Campus.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Tower for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. The organization also created Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first HMO for children; has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country, Texas Children’s Pediatrics; Texas Children’s Urgent Care clinics that specialize in after-hours care tailored specifically for children; and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

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