I was surprised and, of course, honored to be featured in the month of September of MODERN HEALTHCARE's "Year in Review" (Dec. 23-30, 1996, p. 48). However, the reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated.
I want my friends in the industry to know that I am still gainfully employed as chief executive officer of Methodist Health Care System in Houston. Last September I announced I would leave the position when my successor is in place, sometime in early to mid-1997 I'd guess. Will I get a month in your 1997 "Year in Review" when I really do leave the position and begin the restructuring of my career to consulting, writing, traveling, etc.?
LARRY L. MATHIS
Methodist Health Care System, Houston