For almost two decades, Houston Methodist Sugar Land has been an integral part of the Fort Bend community, offering both state-of-the-art technology and excellent medical care in a unique, home-like environment.

Our success begins with a patient-centric operational philosophy. This approach can be seen in our dedication to providing the widest possible range of services, our significant capital investments in advanced technology and the convenient design and comfortable décor of our facilities.

But what really sets us apart is the quality of our people — and their commitment to our patients’ well-being.

This commitment is also fully supported by our more than 850 top-quality physicians — representing the full range of medical specialties — who combine uncompromising values with a level of expertise, knowledge and skill that is second to none.

Our Impact on the Economy

Houston Methodist Sugar Land plays a major role in the economy of Fort Bend County, providing job opportunities for the area’s highly educated populace.

Today, a majority of the hospital’s employees live in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Stafford or other Fort Bend communities. As the hospital continues to expand, Houston Methodist Sugar Land plans to add jobs, many of them nursing, allied health and professional positions.

Awards and Recognition

Houston Methodist Sugar Land has received much recognition for excellence in patient care, technological innovations, medical advancements and community involvement. We're happy to share some of our recent achievements:

  • Best Metro-Area Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers

  • Stroke certifications

    • Primary Stroke Center Certification by the Joint Commission

    • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Silver Plus Performance Achievement Award

  • Pathway to Excellence Designation for commitment to nurse satisfaction, excellent bedside care and patient safety — an award given annually by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

  • Houston Methodist has been ranked among FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" since 2006, remaining the only health care organization ranked in Houston

  • American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accreditation

  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence

  • Voted Best Hospital in 2013 and 2014 by the readers of Living magazine (Fort Bend Edition)

In addition to these achievements, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital meets all local, state and federal ordinances and requirements and is fully licensed as an acute care hospital.


Chris Siebenaler, Chief Executive Officer, Regional Senior Vice President 

Chris Siebenaler is the chief executive officer of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Mr. Siebenaler has extensive experience in health care, working in the for-profit and nonprofit health care sectors as both a chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Mr. Siebenaler worked for large for-profit healthcare systems for 10 years before joining Houston Methodist in 2001 as the chief financial officer of Houston Methodist Diagnostic Hospital. In 2002, he transferred to Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital as the chief operating officer, where he worked until transferring to Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in 2006. 

Since joining Houston Methodist, Mr. Siebenaler has been an active leader in community organizations. He is the former president of the United Way of Baytown Area Board of Directors and since joining Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has served as a board member for several community organizations, including the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, First Colony Property Owner's Associations, First Colony Management District and Fort Bend Economic Development Council.

Janet Leatherwood, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer 

Janet Leatherwood is the chief nursing officer of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Since July 2007, Ms. Leatherwood has served as a board member on University of Houston — Victoria President's Regional Advisory Board (PRAB). Janet is also a member of Texas Organization of Nursing Executives and has been published in a number of health care journals. Prior to joining Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Ms. Leatherwood served as chief nursing officer of a hospital in Conroe, Texas. During her medical career, she has worked for both non-profit and for-profit sectors of health care. 

Ms. Leatherwood has a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Science in nursing from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 

Lowell E. Stanton, Vice President, Regional Chief Financial Officer 

Lowell Stanton is the chief financial officer of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Mr. Stanton is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association. He currently serves as treasurer of the American Cancer Society League of Fort Bend County and as a board member with the American Heart Association, East Fort Bend Division. Mr. Stanton has been at Houston Methodist since 1998. 

Mr. Stanton has a Masters of Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and accounting, from Texas A&M University. His Bachelor of Business Administration, with concentration in finance, is also from Texas A&M University. 

Gary Flores, MD, Chief of Staff 

Dr. Gary Flores is the chief of staff at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Flores received his BA degree in psychology from Baylor University in 1978 and his MD from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in 1985. He completed his residency in anesthesiology at BCM in 1989. Dr. Flores passed his board certification examination in anesthesiology in 1991. 

Dr. Flores is committed to several leadership roles at Houston Methodist Sugar Land as well as outside committees. In particular he is Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's chief of anesthesia, chairman of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's Medical Executive Committee, member of Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital's board of trustees and the chairman of Greater Houston Anesthesiology's Clinical Governance Board.