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Dan Watson, CEO/COO

Dan Watson

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1201 W. Frank Avenue
Lufkin, Texas 75904

As the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Memorial, Dan Watson’s primary responsibilities is to oversee the growth and development of Memorial Clinics, physician recruitment, and seeking additional opportunities to grow with our physician partners.

While at CHI St. Joseph in Bryan, Texas, Mr. Watson was operationally responsible for 16 primary care, urgent care and ENT practices, including 120 employees and 45 providers. During that time he reduced expenses, increased employee satisfaction from the 70th percentile to the 94th percentile and was responsible for the on-boarding of several multi-specialty practices.

Prior to moving to Texas, Mr. Watson served as Director of Operations for Gentiva Home Health – the nation’s largest provider of home health and hospice services – in Little Rock, and the Director of Business Development for Gentiva Hospice in Kansas City, Missouri. He got his start in health care as the Administrator of a 160-bed long term care facility in Kansas City.

Mr. Watson graduated with his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Webster University in 2011 and his Bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in 2003. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Geriatric Society.