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Growing Opportunities in the Healthcare Sector

Todd Caliva, FACHE; Chief Executive Officer HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
University of Houston

Health spending accounted for 18.3% of the U.S. gross domestic product in 2021, reaching $4.3 trillion (National Health Expenditure Accounts, 2021). The healthcare sector consists of industries including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, equipment, distribution, facilities, and managed health care. As the population grows, the demand for healthcare services continues to rise. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity to pursue a career in healthcare.

The industry has faced significant staffing challenges across various roles, notably nursing, patient care technicians, and ancillary services. These staffing shortages have forced organizations to be hyper-focused on creating cultures that attract the best and brightest talent


Todd Caliva serves as Chief Executive Officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. He has over 30 years of experience, including a decade at the multi-facility level. He has been with HCA in Houston since 1997. In prior roles, Caliva served as chief executive officer of HCA-affiliated West Houston Medical Center and East Houston Regional Medical Center and chief operating officer of HCA-affiliated The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. His robust community involvement included co-chairing the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) Cardiac Care Committee for nearly 10 years, an organization that is committed to improve the overall care for heart attack patients across the region. He currently serves as the president/chairman of the Educational Foundation of the Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives as well as having served as Regent of the South Texas region from 2018-2020. Caliva also served as chairman of the board of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership in 2019 and currently is a member of the BAHEP Executive Committee and board. Caliva earned both his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He is the proud parent of two daughters, Sophie and Cara, and grandfather to granddaughter Remi.