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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System names new Chief Medical Officer October 24, 2016

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System welcomes Dr. Ken Davis as the Chief Medical Officer for CHRISTUS Health South Texas. Dr. Davis’ role includes overseeing both the San Antonio Santa Rosa and Corpus Christi Spohn Markets, as he leads and implements the clinical direction for the two health systems.

“I’m honored to become part of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa family,” said Dr. Davis. “What attracted me was the mission of service ‘To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.’ This mission is embedded in every Associate and decision that is made at CHRISTUS.”

“I look forward to building upon this message of compassion with every patient we are privileged to serve,” he added.

Dr. Davis previously served for seven years as the Chief Medical Officer for the San Antonio Methodist Healthcare System. Under his leadership, Methodist received the 2012 Texas Gold Quality Award from the Texas Medical Foundation, the 2013 Bill Aston Award for Quality from the Texas Hospital Association, and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence (TAPE) Texas Baldrige Award, 2014.

In 2015, He was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve on the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, and was also honored as a San Antonio Business Journal Health Care Hero in 2013 for outstanding efforts in quality health care.

“On behalf of the leadership team at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Ken Davis in his new role,” said Ken Haynes, CEO, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. “He brings energy and experience that will help our health care system continue to move forward in providing high-quality, affordable care.”

Dr. Davis oversees the five hospitals in the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System and works with Dr. Osbert Blow, the Chief Medical Officer for the six hospitals within CHRISTUS Spohn.

Dr. Davis was in private Internal Medicine and Geriatrics practice for 20 years. He received his medical degree and Internal Medicine residency at the University of Mississippi, Fellowship training in Geriatrics at Harvard Medical School and a Masters in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Six Sigma Black belt. Committed to community service, he is a long-time GoodWill Industries board member, where he has served for the past eight years.

San Antonio is home to Dr. Davis, his wife Nancy, and their 17 year old son, Jacob. Among his hobbies is hand-cycling; he rides approximately 100 miles a week.