Charles Stokes


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Stokes has been the COO of Me­mo­rial Her­mann Health Sys­tem since 2008. He over­sees 11 hos­pi­tals and 19,000 em­ploy­ees across South­east Texas. He came to Me­mo­rial Her­mann from North Mis­sis­sippi Med­i­cal Cen­ter, where he served as pres­i­dent for about three years. As a reg­is­tered nurse, Stokes be­gan his ca­reer in crit­i­cal care at the Univer­sity of Mis­sis­sippi Med­i­cal Cen­ter in 1978 and was named to his first COO role in 1989 at the four-hos­pi­tal Christus Schumpert Health Sys­tem in Louisiana, where he spent seven years. He went on to serve as ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and sys­tem op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer at St. Vin­cent Health Sys­tem, Lit­tle Rock, Ark., from 1996 to 1999 be­fore be­ing named ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent, COO and chief nurse ex­ec­u­tive at Huntsville ( Ala.) Hos­pi­tal Sys­tem. In March, Stokes be­gan a one-year term as chair­man of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Health­care Ex­ec­u­tives.

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