September 22, 2020 - September 22, 2020

Hospital CEO’s Take On COVID-19


Hospital CEO’s Take On COVID-19

Joe Freudenberger

CEO, OakBend Medical Center

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Joe Freudenberger is the Chief Executive Officer of OakBend Medical Center, a $1 billion, three hospital, independent, non-profit, community hospital system serving Fort Bend County and surrounding areas.  After completing his M.B.A. in finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, Joe began his career in healthcare, spending 10 years with Deloitte Consulting working with major healthcare systems around the country to improve their business operations, 11 years as CFO for two different hospitals and the last 13 years as CEO for OakBend.

Over his career he has, at one time or another, either overseen or reengineered the operations of almost every department in a hospital.  Joe has a track record of successfully implementing operational and organizational change to help community hospitals regain their financial footing.

By shifting OakBend’s strategy to focus on service excellence, new services, community engagement, targeted marketing, physician engagement, unique partner models and financial prudence, Joe and his team have transformed OakBend Medical Center into a growing, quality local choice for healthcare in Fort Bend County and surrounding areas.

Joe is a recipient of the 2018 Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired Nonprofit CEO and the winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® for the Gulf Coast Region in Healthcare in 2017. 


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