Dennis Knox joined Mid-Columbia Medical Center in May 2017 and is a 42-year
healthcare executive. He had served as the CEO and co-founder of Urgent
Point, a national urgent care company, and previously was the CEO of Antelope
Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California. His experience in healthcare
includes over 32 years at the CEO level and has spanned for-proﬁt and
not-for-proﬁt healthcare companies, including operating multi-hospital
sites, academic medical centers and safety net hospitals. His career has
also included creating a post-acute care company (Memorial Hermann Continuing
Care Corporation) as well as pre-hospital care (Urgent Point).
During his career, Mr. Knox has established a reputation for successfully
creating organizational cultures of performance, accountability and positive
attitude throughout the hospital community as well as improved, sustainable
bottom-line results in highly competitive environments. He also has a
proven track record of establishing cultures of delivering high-quality
and safety while leading financial and regulatory turnarounds.
Mr. Knox is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and
holds both a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Arts
in management science from Duke University, which he attended on a football
scholarship and was a three-sport letterman.