Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Inducted in 2016
Mathis spent 26 years at the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, more than half of them as its president and CEO. He started at Methodist Hospital, where he served his administrative residency, and stayed with the organization for the rest of his career. He led a major expansion of the system, which upon his retirement comprised 16 member corporations and 37 affiliated hospitals in the U.S. and abroad, including facilities in Greece, Italy, Peru, Turkey and Venezuela. Mathis was also an early adopter of the patient-centered approach to healthcare delivery, focused on quality improvement and patient satisfaction. Methodist Hospital System would receive numerous national awards for its achievements.