AUSTIN, Texas – (March 19, 2015) – Michelle L. Robertson has been named president and chief executive officer of the Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals, the largest operating division within Ascension Seton, Central Texas’ leading health care provider. Ascension Seton is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health care system.
Almost 8,500 of Ascension Seton’s 12,800 employees work in Ascension Seton’s hospital division across six counties.
“Michelle brings a breadth of experience, operations depth and strategic thinking to our work of creating a better health care system,” Jesús Garza, Ascension Seton president and CEO, said.
“Michelle is a proven leader and a highly valued member of the leadership community of Ascension,” said Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, Ascension Health president, Healthcare Operations and chief operating officer. “Having excelled in many leadership capacities at Ascension Seton, she has earned this opportunity to have an even greater impact on our integrated national health ministry.”
Robertson began her career as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Austin, which has since been replaced by Ascension Seton’s Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. She has led several Ascension Seton initiatives to improve hospital quality and patient case management.
More recently, she was vice president and CEO of the hospital system’s north group, which consists of Ascension Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, Ascension Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin, and Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet.
Robertson earned her B.S. in nursing from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
She is a member of the YMCA of Williamson County Board and the Lone Star Circle of Care Board. An avid soccer fan, she also volunteers with the Austin Texans Soccer Club, where her three children currently play.