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Larry Lee Mathis, American health care administrator. Decorated Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry; recipient Alumni Meritorious Achievement award Pittsburg State University, 1984.


Mathis, Larry Lee was born on May 29, 1943 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Henry William George and Berneta Lucille (Van Laningham) Mathis.


Bachelor in Social Sciences, Pittsburg State University, Kansas, 1965. Master of Hospital Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1972. Postgraduate health systems management, Harvard University, 1978.

Advanced management program, Harvard University, 1982.


Administrative resident Methodist Hospital, Houston, 1971-1972, administrative assistant, 1972, assistant to president, 1972-1974, vice president, 1974-1978, senior vice president, 1978-1980, executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1980-1983, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 1983.


  • Avocations: sailing; reading. Hunting; traveling.


Health services chair United States Savings Bond Volunteer Committee Gulf Coast, Diagnostic Center Hospital, American Hospital Istanbul. Member various committees St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston, since 1972. Member board global ministries Texas Conference United Methodist Church, since 1984.

Chairman, board directors Greater Houston Hospital Council Research and Education Foundation, since 1985. Captain United States Army, 1965-1970, Vietnam. Fellow American College Healthcare Executives (governor 1990-1994).

Member American Hospital Association (chairman 1993, speaker House Delegates 1994), Healthcare Executives Study Society, Association University Programs in Health Administration, Association American Medical Colleges (various committees council on teaching hospitals), Texas Hospital Association (trustee 1984-1990, chairman 1988-1989), Washington University alumni Association (president 1988-1990), Houston Chamber of Commerce C., Greater Houston Hospital Council (chairman board directors 1983-1984), Petroleum Club, Ramada Club, Drs. Club, Harvard Business (board directors 1986-1987), Houston City.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing; reading. Hunting; traveling.


Children– Julie, Jennifer.