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Leadership and Governance

Kimberly Shaw, BSN, MBA, FACHE, Market President/Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Shaw, BSN, MBA, FACHE, was appointed Market President for St. Joseph Health in December 2022. Kim joined the Brazos Valley market after serving as the President of Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican San Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada, for three years. She has more than 30 years of experience in successfully leading in an array of health care settings,  including Catholic and faith-based hospitals within CommonSpirit Health. 

Kim received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in business administration with health care focus from Texas Woman’s University. She rose through the ranks serving in various leadership roles, including Vice President of Patient Care Services, Chief Operating Officer and hospital President.

Bradley Lembcke, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Lembcke served as BUMC Chief of Staff for 3 years and was Chief Medical Officer from 2013-8. He also helped start and grow an accountable care organization and later served as the Chair of the Quality Alliance Board. He has extensive experience in Medical Staff Affairs, Peer Review, CMS and Joint Commission regulatory standards, and documentation integrity.

Dr. Brad Lembcke was born in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University graduating in 1990 with a B.S. Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in Houston, TX, graduating with honors in 1994. After a one year internship in Internal Medicine in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Lembcke completed his Internal Medicine training at UTSW/Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX in 1997. In 2011, Dr. Lembcke attended the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University where he graduated with honors with a Masters of Business Administration and he is a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lembcke married Megan Mitchell in 2000 and they have 3 beautiful children, Thomas age 16, Rebecca age 15, and Sam age 1

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Ricardo Diaz, Chief Operating Officer

St. Joseph Health named Ricardo Diaz Chief Operating Officer in January, 2015.

Managing all acute care operations, Ricardo is responsible for operational supervision and support to improve efficiency and effectiveness in our hospitals. As COO, Ricardo leads all clinical and non-clinical support systems to achieve excellence in patient satisfaction, team member engagement, physician engagement, financial, quality and patient safety targets.

In addition to his role as COO, Ricardo maintains oversight of Nursing, Human Resources, Plant Operations, Construction Management, Property Leasing, Environmental Services, Laundry, Dietary, Nursing Home Plant Management, Imaging, Laboratory, Cancer Center, Pharmacy Emergency Medical Services, Cardiopulmonary, Rehabilitation Services, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Athletic Trainer Program, Oncology Service Line, Cardiovascular Service Line, Orthopedic Service Line and Neurosciences Service Line.

He also shares oversight of multiple non-nursing support and clinical service departments within St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, including Lab, Imaging, Emergency Medical Services, Security, Plant Operations, Clinical Engineering, Maintenance and Construction and Environmental Services.

Prior to joining St. Joseph Health in 2012, Ricardo served as Chief Operating Officer for Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Spring Hill, Florida and Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton, Florida. He also served as Chief Executive Officer for Shands Live Oak Regional Medical Center in Live Oak, Florida.

Ricardo earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in Biomedical Science and a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is currently a member of the Health for All Board as well as Texas A&M Biomedical Science Board.

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Beverly Welch, MSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer

St. Joseph Health named Beverly Welch, MSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services in December, 2016.

Beverly, who has served at St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital for over 23 years, is responsible for enhancing clinical outcomes by establishing a culture of systemness collaboration with key stakeholders. For the last nearly two decades, Beverly has led several departments, including multiple nursing departments, Transfer Center, Centralized Patient Transport, House Supervisors, Staffing Office and Emergency Department Call Panel Program with oversight for managers in Trauma, Stroke, Chest Pain Center, Emergency Management and Air Medical.

Beverly joined our organization as a Charge/Staff nurse in Emergency Services and has assumed roles of increasing responsibility, becoming Executive Director of Patient Care Services and Emergency/Trauma Service Line in 2014.

Over the past few decades, Beverly has served as a community leader, collaborating with various disciplines to expand access to healthcare, including committee leadership for the Governor’s Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council.

Beverly earned her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees of Science in Nursing Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and her Associate’s Degree in Registered Nursing from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas.

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Kevin Walters, Chief Financial Officer

Kevin Walters joined St. Joseph Health in May 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. With over 27 years of healthcare-related experience, of which 20 were at sister CommonSpirit Health markets across the nation, Kevin provides financial, strategic, and developmental leadership throughout the healthcare system. Kevin works closely with hospital leadership to drive market strategy and maximize the financial performance in his role. Kevin received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. He has served on numerous community and professional boards.

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