Division President, Texas
For more than 30 years, Bob Williams has helped to shape health care in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle. He serves as president and CEO of BSA Health System, the leading health care provider in the area, and division president for Ardent Health Services.
He was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle and received his bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University (formerly West Texas State University). He began his career as an educator, teaching middle and high school math in Lubbock and Amarillo. He was appointed assistant principal at Amarillo High School.
Mr. Williams transitioned into health care in 1980 as the director of the business office at High Plains Baptist Hospital in Amarillo. He rose to CFO in 1994. Two years later, when High Plains Baptist merged with St. Anthony's Health System to form BSA Health System, he was chosen to be COO of the new system. He was promoted to President and CEO in 2009.
In addition to leading the operations of the 445-bed main hospital, the Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, BSA Medical Group and Harrington Physicians, Inc., Mr. Williams is responsible for the joint ventures with physicians that include Physician Surgical Hospitals, ADC Endoscopy and Advanced Imaging Center.