From the desk of Doug Lawson, PhD

Doug Lawson, PhD, serves as CEO of the St. Luke's Health system. Learn more about his leadership experience by viewing his full bio.

As CEO, I am committed to creating an environment for our health system to do good in the community, ensuring equitable access to care for all who need it. I believe that building and maintaining a culture of empathetic communication is the best way to deliver high-value, high-quality care.. The road to success is always about putting people first. 

It is my honor to speak directly with our community, both the people we serve and our hard-working caregivers, whenever possible. The resources on this page are here to amplify that communication and bring us all together as one health system, united in our shared goal of humankindness.


Messages from the CEO

View video messages from Doug Lawson to our communities across Texas.

In the news

Keep up with the latest events and information from St. Luke’s Health and our entire health system. Visit our newsroom, or find the latest articles featuring Doug Lawson.

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  • Ensure Equitable Access to Care

  • Build and Maintain a Culture of Empathetic Communications 

  • Deliver High-Value, High-Quality Care