Peter Maddox, is a partner in Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors, specializing in healthcare strategic development. He has more than 37 years of experience in the health care field. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Incarnate Word Health System (IWHS). During his tenure there, he acted as project leader for the creation of the co-sponsored health ministry between IWHS and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston that is now CHRISTUS Health. CHRISTUS, an international health services ministry, has nearly 30,000 associates, encompasses over forty hospitals and dozens of other health services in seven states in the US and six states in Mexico together totaling over $4.6 Billion in assets.
At CHRISTUS, Peter was responsible for various areas within the organization to include organizational and business development, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and international expansion; CHRISTUS’ strategic direction; the organization’s advocacy and public policy initiatives and direction; and co-oversight of operational performance for several entities. He is recognized for applying the discipline of futuring to its healthcare practice and strategies. He was responsible for establishing two Futures Task Force initiatives within CHRISTUS which identified emerging global trends that would shape the world, the health care industry, and the eventual delivery of services by health care providers. CHRISTUS’ approach to futuring relied on scenario development as well as viewing first hand health care models and practices in Canada, India and Mexico and, when coupled with other techniques, led to the successful strategic positioning of CHRISTUS Health into the year 2020 and beyond.
Before joining IWHS, Peter was vice president for Santa Rosa Health Care Corporation in San Antonio and for Healthplex, Inc., in Dallas. He also served the University of Texas Health Cancer Center--M.D. Anderson Hospital, where he was responsible for the management, liaison and coordination of institutional activities, programs, and research projects for the organization’s cancer prevention division. While at the University of Mississippi Medical School, he was responsible for developing a maternal/child health program utilizing certified nurse midwives throughout the six southeastern-most states.
He has extensive experience in governance having served on several boards for private corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. A sample of these include service on the boards of: Texas Hospital Association; Catholic Health Association of the United States; Bon Secours Health System-which has health services along the east coast of the US; Optum Insight Inc-a subsidiary of United Health; Baylor University School of Social Work; and the Texas Water Mission-providing safe water in Honduras. He served on the board of the CHRISTUS St Vincent in Santa Fe and as Chair of the Board for the Grupo CHRISTUS Muguerza in Monterrey Mexico.