Chief Executive Officer
John Hoover has served as chief executive officer of Medical City Fort Worth since September 2023.
He previously served as chief operating officer (COO) starting in May 2021 before being named interim CEO. His focus on exceptional quality and dedication to physician collaboration and colleague support contributed to the successful launch of new service line offerings, including a thoracic nodule program, venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and orthopedic spine care, in addition to the expansion of solid organ transplant.
Hoover first joined HCA Healthcare, Medical City Healthcare’s parent company, in 2014. He has held a variety of leadership roles including COO at Eastside Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia, vice president of operations at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas and business manager of surgical and emergency services at North Suburban Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
Hoover earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.
Bret Burton, MD
Chief Medical Officer
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Burton most recently served as the chief medical officer for Rio Grande Regional Hospital, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated hospital in south Texas. While there, he led staff in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and was instrumental in ensuring the community hospital’s quality scores remained among the top quartile of the company.
He previously served as a physician in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years, which included roles as chief of quality, patient safety and multiple chief medical officer positions.
Dr. Burton is a board-certified pediatrician. He earned his medical degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
Ulondia Lee, DNP, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Ulondia Lee, DNP, RN, was named chief nursing officer at Medical City Fort Worth in November 2020.
Lee previously served as chief nursing officer at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center. She first joined HCA Heathcare in 2004 as assistant nurse director at Medical City North Hills, where she was named to the DFW Great 100 Nurses list.
She also served as chief nursing officer for Metropolitan Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, where she was recognized as a “Visionary Leader” by the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. She has held numerous nursing leadership positions at several hospital systems in North Texas and is actively involved in multiple professional associations.
Lee holds several degrees, including a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Grand Canyon University, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing both from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Gromann provides leadership and direct administrative oversight of strategic planning for business development and project management resulting in service growth, improvements in patient outcomes and advanced patient and physician satisfaction.
Prior to this role, she served as associate chief operating officer at Medical City North Hills since December 2022 and as an associate administrator since January 2021. Additionally, as the hospital’s ethics and compliance officer, she helped implement policies to promote a strong culture.
Gromann earned a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Integrated Studies from the University of North Texas.
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Villagran was named Chief Financial Officer for Medical City Fort Worth in August 2022. He previously served in the same position at Medical City McKinney and Medical City Alliance.
Villagran also held the title of Ethics & Compliance Officer at Medical City Alliance. He came to North Texas from HCA Healthcare's San Antonio Division, where he worked as an Assistant Controller, Controller and Vice President of Finance from 2008 to 2014.
His career with Medical City Healthcare began at Medical City Arlington, where he as Vice President of Finance before moving to Medical City Alliance in December 2014.
Brandon Prunty, RN, BSN, MBA
Vice President of Operations
Brandon Prunty has been with Medical City Fort Worth since 2008 and served most recently as the Administrative Director of Orthopedics and Spine. He has held other leadership roles including Director of Advanced Clinicals, Nursing Director of Orthopedic, Bariatric, Spine, Medical Surgical and Transplant PCU.
Prunty holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler.