Chief Executive Officer
Brett Matens was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Heart Hospital of Austin, one of the eight member hospitals of St. David’s HealthCare, in May 2022.
Matens was formerly the chief operating officer (COO) of St. David’s South Austin Medical Center from 2003 to 2016 before serving as COO of HCA Healthcare’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center — a 680-bed facility in Denver, Colorado.
Before joining Heart Hospital of Austin, Matens oversaw the development and execution of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center’s electrophysiology, therapeutic GI, auto-immune bone marrow transplant (BMT) and pediatric BMT programs, among others. As a senior executive for this large facility, he was responsible for various clinical, ancillary and support departments, as well as key service lines, including cardiovascular, solid organ transplant, orthopedics/spine and BMT.
Prior to this, Matens led strategies at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center to open Austin’s first adult BMT program and advance the hospital’s trauma program from Level IV to Level II. He also managed three major expansion and renovation projects totaling more than $150 million, including the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit and Cath Lab.
Matens received his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University and his masters in healthcare administration from Tulane University.
Chief Operating Officer
Megan Drake was named chief operating officer of Heart Hospital of Austin in November 2019. Prior to joining Heart Hospital of Austin, Drake served as the chief operating officer at Shelby Baptist Medical Center--a 252-bed hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.
As its chief operating officer, she oversaw surgical services, wound care, dietary, environmental, biomedical, security, respiratory therapy, imaging, pharmacy, laboratory and more. Drake also managed several significant capital projects, including a surgical suite expansion that encompassed a new hybrid operating room, as well as construction of an electrophysiology lab to expand cardiovascular services.
Prior to her time with Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Drake served as the western region chief business development officer for Prospect Medical Holdings in Los Angeles, which owns 20 acute care and behavioral hospitals in six states. She also served as the market chief strategy officer for Valley Baptist Health System in Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas. Earlier in her career, she served as the assistant chief executive officer and the acting chief operating officer at Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.
Drake earned a master's degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a bachelor's degree in biology from The College of Charleston.
Chief Nursing Officer
Heart Hospital of Austin
Charles McCoy was named chief nursing officer at Heart Hospital of Austin in May 2021.
McCoy joined Heart Hospital of Austin from St. David’s Medical Center, where he began his career as a graduate registered nurse—rising through the ranks to assistant chief nursing officer in 2018. As assistant chief nursing officer, McCoy oversaw the daily nursing operations of critical care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women’s services, NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), chaplains and palliative care. McCoy also managed nursing staff operations, productivity and informatics. Prior to his time as assistant chief nursing officer, McCoy served as a staff nurse, neurology charge nurse, house supervisor, director of clinical applications and director of nursing.
McCoy earned a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Jacksonville University. He is Nurse Executive Board Certified and a member of HCA Healthcare’s Executive Leadership Development Program.