Duke Young, MHA, CMPE
serves as the administrator of Kimble Hospital. Originally from Louisiana, Young has been involved in hospital and clinic operations in Southern and Eastern Texas for the last 25 years.
Prior to joining Kimble Hospital, Young worked within the Christus Health System, most recently, as the Vice President, Physician Practices, South Texas for the Christus Physician Group, with 53 physicians supporting 11 hospitals. He also served as Associate Vice President for Strategy and Development with the Christus Trinity Mother Francis Health System and Director of Development for the Christus Physician Group in the Southwest Region.
In addition, Young was the owner of Orthopedic Affiliates, LLC, an orthopedic company encompassing several physician clinics, diagnostic imaging centers and physical therapy clinics, for 13 years. He worked for another 6 years as an area administrator for HealthSouth operations in South Texas.
Young earned his Masters of Science, Healthcare Administration, from Texas State University, and his Bachelors of Science, from Florida State University. He is member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medical Group Managers Association and American College of Sports Medicine, and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.