Bon Secours Mercy Health Announces New Board Chair

Peter Maddox of Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors was approved as chair of the Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023, by the ministry’s board at its December meeting. Maddox has been a member of the BSMH Board of Directors since its inception in 2018 and served on the Bon Secours Health System Board prior to the merger of Bon Secours and Mercy Health. For the past two years, he has served as the board’s vice chair.

Maddox has more than 37 years of experience in the healthcare field, specializing in healthcare strategic development as a member of Royer-Maddox-Herron Advisors. Previously he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Incarnate Word Health System (IWHS). During his tenure there, Maddox served as the project leader when IWHS and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston combined their health ministries to create CHRISTUS Health.

Before joining IWHS, Maddox 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 midwives throughout six southeastern states.

Maddox 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, Baylor University School of Social Work and the Texas Water Mission, which provides safe drinking 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.

Maddox holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

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