Former president and CEO,
Memorial Hermann Health System
Earlier this year, Stokes announced his retirement. Stokes first joined Memorial Hermann as chief operating officer in 2008 and was named president and CEO in 2017. He began his healthcare career more than 40 years ago as a registered nurse. During Stokes tenure, Memorial Hermann’s finances improved. Stokes focused on reliability, innovation and transformation including patient safety and quality care. In July, it was announced that David Callender will be leading Memorial Hermann.