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Doug Lawson, PhD

From the desk of Doug Lawson, PhD

This page is a way for you to get to know our CEO, Doug Lawson, PhD, and to highlight St. Luke’s Health initiatives. We hope these resources foster a deeper sense of connection between them and the communities they serve.

A career in health care advocacy begins with empathy

As a patient, Doug Lawson experienced first-hand the connection between the policies and procedures put in place by administrators and the direct impact they have on patients who entrust the system with their care. This shaped his desire not only to become a leader in the health care space but to implement programs that will create positive impacts on all patients.

Today, that experience is the incentive behind our outreach programs: informational podcasts, the DEI initiatives, and the ExamiNATION series that shares how St. Luke's Health is playing an active role in the ever-changing health care industry. It’s also one more reason why I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

After all, keeping ahead of humanity’s needs is the essence of humankindness.

Gain insights on leading health care with empathy from blogs written by Doug Lawson, PhD.

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Humankindness is powerful medicine.

While medicine has the ability to cure, it’s our shared humanity that holds the power to heal the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. We call this power humankindness. And we believe it’s capable of changing not just health care, but the world in which we live.