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St. Luke’s Health Appoints Kimberly Shaw Market President of St. Joseph Health in Brazos Valley

HOUSTON (November 17, 2022) - St. Luke’s Health is pleased to announce that Kimberly Shaw, BSN, MBA, FACHE, has been selected to serve as the President of St. Joseph Health, a member of St. Luke’s Health, effective December 27. 

“I’m excited to return to Texas, where I have deep family roots, in this important role with a health care system as impactful at St. Luke’s Health,” Shaw said. “I look forward to collaborating with the compassionate team of caregivers at St. Joseph Health to continue delivering the high quality compassionate care our communities deserve and have come to expect.”

Shaw has more than 30 years of experience in successfully leading in an array of healthcare settings, including Catholic and faith-based hospitals within CommonSpirit Health. She joins the Texas Division after serving as the President of Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican San Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the past three years.

“Kim is an inspirational, servant leader who understands the challenges at the bedside for frontline staff and the importance of delivering compassionate high quality care to our communities,” said St. Luke’s Health CEO Doug Lawson. “I have the highest confidence in Kim’s leadership of St. Joseph and her commitment to improving the health of the Brazos Valley community.”

Shaw received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in business administration with healthcare focus from Texas Woman’s University. She rose through the ranks serving in various leadership roles, including Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Operating Officer and hospital President. 

St. Joseph consists of five hospitals that serve the communities of Bryan, College Station, Navasota, Madisonville, Caldwell, Hearne, and Brenham.

About St. Luke’s Health

St. Luke’s Health is home to 16 general hospitals covering Houston, Brazos Valley, Brazosport, and Lufkin and includes Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the research and teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. St. Luke’s Health is also home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), the top ranked heart center in Houston, and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nationally accredited, NCI-designated cancer center. Its integrated network of care includes more than 380 employed and 1,600 clinically aligned network providers, and more than 21,000 employees, providers, interns, and volunteers delivering high value, nationally-ranked quality care within a Christian ministry of healing. St. Luke’s Health is a member of CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit, Catholic health system with more than 140 hospitals covering 21 states and delivering care to more than 12.3 million patient visits annually. Learn more at

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