David Koontz, MBA, MPH
Senior Vice President - CHI St. Luke's Health
David S. Koontz, is a senior vice president of the System. Mr. Koontz brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience to the System. Mr. Koontz has executive oversight of strategic planning, business development, new ventures, CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, physician employment, medical staff development, government relations and real estate management. Prior to joining the System in 2007, Mr. Koontz served as vice president of Nashville-based Vanguard Health Systems in Phoenix, Arizona, for three years, where he helped grow physician practices and improve managed care contracts for the health systems’ six hospitals. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Mr. Koontz earned his Master of Business Administration from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans, and earned his Master of Public Health in health systems management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He is a Certified Healthcare Executive and Certified Management Accountant.
Chief Executive Officer - CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center
Bill Simmons is the chief executive officer of CHI St. Luke’s Health - Patients Medical Center. With over 30 years in the healthcare field, he has served in positions at nine Texas hospitals ranging from assistant controller to CEO. His CEO roles have included positions at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital for over 14 years as well as Select Specialty Hospital and North Cypress Medical Center. In addition, he held positions of chief financial officer and chief operating officer at four area hospitals as well as director of operations for Triumph Healthcare.
Mr. Simmons received a bachelor of business administration in accounting from Southwest Texas State University. His broad operational background in hospitals and physician relations make him well suited for his role of CEO at CHI St. Luke’s Health - Patients Medical Center. He is also active in the community, serving as a member of several boards, including the Baytown and Pasadena Chambers of Commerce, Baytown Rotary, United Way, and YMCA as well as chairing two Goose Creek Independent School District bond elections.