Dan Wolterman served as president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System from 2002 until his retirement in May 2016. He joined Memorial Hermann Health System in 1999 and was named president and CEO in 2002. Under his leadership, Memorial Hermann has experienced year-over-year double digit growth, resulting in its ascent to the largest not-for-profit health system in Southeast Texas.
Wolterman has more than 35 years of experience in health care and is recognized as one of the industry’s most influential leaders and policy experts. His career has seen him hold a range of senior managerial positions at hospitals in Florida, Indiana, Utah and Texas.
Before joining Memorial Hermann, he was senior vice president of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Health Care System.
With a long history of community service, doing “the right thing for people” has meant Wolterman spearheading the creation of the Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation to build collaboration with other health care, government and business leaders, and community stakeholders to identify and deliver viable solutions to the problem of the uninsured and underinsured in the Greater Houston area.
Wolterman also has volunteered his time to chair numerous organizations, including the Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Hospital Association Board of Directors, American Heart Association – Houston Board of Directors, Air Quality Task Force, at the request of a former Houston mayor, and the 2011 National Senior Olympic Games.
He is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Public Health and serves on the University of Houston – Clear Lake Healthcare Administration Program Advisory Council. Wolterman is also a board member of the 2017 Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and a past board member of the American Heart Association Houston Region and the Greater Gulf Coast Chapter of United Way.
He has received numerous recognitions including 2015 Texas Business Hall of Fame inductee, the Texas Hospital Association Earl M. Collier Award for Distinguished Heath Care Administration, the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, the Health Access Texas Public Health Award and has also been annually voted one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine.