St. David's HealthCare March 21, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas—St. David’s South Austin Medical Center has named Katie Lattanzi as its new associate chief operating officer (COO). Lattanzi assumed her new role on March 13, 2017.

Following completion of St. David’s HealthCare’s administrative residency program, Lattanzi served as assistant administrator at Heart Hospital of Austin for three years. In April 2016, she was accepted into HCA’s Executive Development Program and was named assistant COO at Heart Hospital of Austin.

“We are confident that Katie’s operational abilities will be an asset to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center as it continues to expand to meet the needs of the growing South Austin region,” Todd Steward, chief executive officer of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center, said. “She will serve as a valuable member of our leadership team.”

During her time at Heart Hospital of Austin, Lattanzi provided executive-level leadership for the Heart Valve Clinic/TAVR program, imaging services, respiratory therapy, laboratory, sleep lab, environmental and dietary services. Lattanzi served as the facility’s co-ethics and compliance officer and chief staffing officer. She also helped to lead hospital strategic planning efforts.

Lattanzi earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a focus on finance and marketing, as well as her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, from Trinity University in San Antonio.

She is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additionally, Lattanzi serves as a mentor for the St. David’s Foundation’s Neal Kocurek Scholar program, as well as a graduate student mentor for the Trinity University Master’s in Healthcare Administration program.

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center

St. David’s South Austin Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's South Austin Medical Center is an acute care facility with 300 beds, offering a range of complex specialties and sub-specialties, including a nationally accredited oncology program with the area’s only adult bone marrow transplant program; a trauma program that includes all of the capabilities and programmatic elements of a Level II trauma center to treat the most severely injured and critical patients; a comprehensive cardiac program; full-service maternity and newborn care with Level I and II nurseries; and two full-service emergency centers in the communities of Bee Cave and Bastrop.