Austin, TX – St. David's Round Rock Medical Center has named J.P. Bartonico as the facility's new chief operating officer. Bartonico assumed his new role on July 17.

“J.P. is a purpose-driven healthcare professional with extensive leadership experience in hospital administration,” Jeremy Barclay, chief executive officer of St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, said. “As our hospital expands to serve Round Rock's ever-growing population, J.P.'s nearly 14 years of experience with operational management and departmental functions will strengthen the impact our staff and physicians make every day.”

Before joining St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, Bartonico served as the chief operating officer at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, a 373-bed acute care hospital in northwest San Antonio. In this role, he led the development of several hospital service lines including robotics, colorectal, vascular and cardiology, and he oversaw more than $50 million in capital investments for hospital construction and renovation. Bartonico also served as the hospital's interim chief executive officer from August to October 2021.

Prior to his role at Methodist Hospital Specialty and Transplant, Bartonico served as associate administrator at Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital in San Antonio, where he helped coordinate the production and development of a $253-million expansion plan. He also served in numerous leadership roles within the Methodist Healthcare system including vice president of operations and associate administrator.

Early in his career, Bartonico helped open Methodist Hospital Stone Oak, a 242-bed facility with a 42-bed acute care rehabilitation facility, and he oversaw the acquisition of Texsan Heart Hospital, which is now Methodist Hospital Texsan.

Bartonico earned a master's degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and a bachelor's degree in economics from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the vice chair of the governance committee for the South Central Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and participates annually in the Bike MS 150-mile ride and fundraiser.