Mason Van Houweling serves as the Chief Executive Officer of UMC, providing leadership to a diverse team of 4,000 employees who dedicate their careers to delivering Nevada’s highest level of care. While guiding Nevada’s most respected academic medical center and its 17 off-site clinic locations, Mason’s strategic vision supports the organization’s ability to save and improve the lives of community members. UMC remains dedicated to offering exclusive and highly specialized services, including Nevada's only Level I Trauma Center, only Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, only Burn Care Center and only Center for Transplantation. As a result of his commitment to innovation, UMC now offers the most advanced surgical technology in Nevada and the state’s only pediatric robotic surgery program.
Mason brings 22 years of health care experience to UMC, from small community hospitals to those with more than 1,000 beds. He has a proven track record of balancing the financial performance of a hospital while providing uncompromising patient care. Under Mason’s leadership, UMC experienced a rapid financial transformation through the implementation of sound strategies to ensure the hospital’s future viability while promoting improved quality of care. He has introduced programs to bolster physician loyalty, increase employee engagement, improve quality, streamline billing practices, and improve HCAHPS scores.
Mason’s hospital administration career began at Orlando Regional Medical Center and continued to progress with Tenet Healthcare, Carolina's Healthcare System, and Universal Healthcare. Prior to joining UMC as Chief Operating Officer, Mason was a Senior Leader to Spring Valley and Valley Hospitals in Las Vegas, Nevada. All the while, he continues to serve his country as a Healthcare Administrator in the U.S. Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Mason earned a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from University of Central Florida. He also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration from University of Central Florida and graduated from the Healthcare Administrator School of the U.S. Air Force.