Executive Leadership

Dr. Gilbert Sayegh

Dr. Gilbert Sayegh
Chief Medical Officer

Bio

Gilbert Sayegh, MD completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Houston and earned his Doctorate of Medicine at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He then completed two years of  General Surgery at Staten Island University Hospital, followed by a second residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, during which time he served as Chief of Residency. Dr. Sayegh is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sayegh is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. His career is punctuated with many outstanding contributions to the discipline of medicine. He has conducted and participated in several professional research projects, presentations, publications, and papers. He has also been awarded several professional recognitions, including Best Laparoscopic Surgeon and Best Gynecological Surgeon during his time at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and the 2013 Physician of the Year award during his practice at West Houston Medical Center. Dr. Sayegh speaks English, French, Spanish, and Arabic fluently, which makes him widely accessible to patients from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

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Larry Gray
Chief Executive Officer

Bio

Larry has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Seminole Hospital District since July 2019.  He has been focused on improving and expanding patient services, physician recruitment, improving financial operations, and establishing a senior leadership team to implement the strategic initiatives identified in our Community Needs Report.  Prior to coming to Seminole, Larry was the Administrator at a 300 bed Hospital, Administrator of a Medical Center with thirty physicians, Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Oncology, and President & Chief Executive Officer of three health insurance plans.  Larry has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University and Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland.

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Maegen Garner, RN, BSN
Chief, Clinical Operations Officer

Bio

Maegen has been with the Seminole Hospital District since August 2016.  She is responsible for the planning, staffing, budgeting and operations of all clinical departments, ensuring consistent, high quality patient care.  This responsibility includes managing quality, risk management, infection control and patient care standards.  Prior to assuming this role, Maegen was the Chief, Medical Informatics Officer and Privacy Officer for the District; ensuring the District has a data platform for compiling relevant patient care outcomes, financial reporting, and federal and state compliance.  Maegen has been a Surgery Registered Nurse at Yoakum County Hospital.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Texas Tech University and has been a Registered Nurse since 2010.  Maegen volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician during hurricane Katrina in 2005, and volunteered to triage evacuees from nursing facilities during hurricane Rita in 2005.

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Judy Espitia, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Bio

Judy has been with Seminole Hospital District since May 2020, and has been the Chief Financial Officer since October 2020.  Judy has 30 years of professional accounting and financial experience, and has been in rural hospital leadership positions for 19 years, including responsibility as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer.  Judy is focused on improving the revenue cycle management program for the District, ensuring financial operations are timely and accurate. Judy attended Trinity Bible College and holds a Master of Business Administration degree.