About Josh Urban
Josh Urban, Senior VP and CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, was named one of five “Hometown Heroes” this month by Interfaith of The Woodlands. The faith-based service organization honored five people, a nonprofit and a local business this year with its Hometown Heroes designation. The awards, which started in 1999, celebrate honorees who are strong role models, volunteer and have shown dedication to The Woodlands community.
“Each honoree’s incredible generosity and dedication have made a lasting impression that will inspire generations to come,” said Missy Herndon, Interfaith’s president and CEO.
Urban has been CEO of Memorial Hermann The Woodlands since 2013. He joined Memorial Hermann in 2001 as an Administrative Fellow and in 2003 started working at the Texas Medical Center serving various roles, advancing to the Chief of Ambulatory Services. In 2008, he was able to transfer to the community where he and his family live when he became the Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. Urban was promoted to CEO in 2013.
Since he assumed the hospital’s head role, Urban has overseen major expansion and renovation projects. He also led the hospital’s pursuit to become a Level II trauma center, which involved updating and expanding the hospital as well as adding a LifeFlight helipad to the hospital’s roof.
The Hometown Heroes award also honors Urban for his work outside of Memorial Hermann.
Urban is a marathon runner – and, in fact, his interest in running made him want to help bring the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas race to The Woodlands.
He has or continues to serve on the board of directors for Interfaith of The Woodlands, the Montgomery County American Heart Association, The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.
Urban will be honored at a Celebration of Excellence gala in The Woodlands Oct. 5.