Longtime Internal Medicine Physician Joins Memorial Clinics As Chief Medical Officer


With its ever-expanding directory of physicians and nurse practitioners in eight East Texas counties, CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Clinics welcomes the tenured medical experience of David Glenn, M.D. in his new role as President & Chief Medical Officer.

Board Certified Internal Medicine physician Dr. Glenn began his practice at Angelina Internal Medicine Associates in 1986. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University, where he also did his Internal Medicine internship and residency.

As physician leader of CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Clinics, Dr. Glenn will work closely with the hospital leadership team to develop and deploy strategies to ensure the growth and viability of the physician enterprise. Using his 30 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Glenn will be the physician voice and liaison between the Memorial Clinics physician partners and the hospital.

Since 2009, Memorial Clinics has provided quality outpatient medical care across East Texas. More than 30 physician partners are currently serving the needs of the communities in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine, Groveton, Cleveland, Coldspring, Hemphill and Center.

“The mission of CHI is to create healthier communities, and we believe we are helping to fulfill that mission by providing excellent care in our more rural areas,” said Rick Hefner, Vice President of Physician Enterprise. “Dr. Glenn will collaborate with this talented group of medical professionals to provide leadership and support so that we may continue to expand our diverse services.”

Dr. Glenn will assume his new fulltime role on April 11, and close his clinic on April 8.

“As difficult as it is to say good-bye to my patients, I look forward to the new opportunities and challenges afforded to me by CHI St. Luke’s Health and Memorial Clinics,” said Dr. Glenn. “The physicians and nurse practitioners at Memorial Clinics pride themselves on delivering exceptional health care in state-of-the-art facilities that offer the latest in technology and patient comfort, and I’m thrilled to be a part of that.”

Memorial Clinics physicians specialize in Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Allergy/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), and Chiropractic Care.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial

Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.

With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.  Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research.  Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities. 

Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.  

Memorial Clinics, a division of the health system, employs more than 30 providers in 17 locations across East Texas. Specialties include Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Allergy/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat), and Chiropractic Care.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health
CHI St. Luke’s Health, a member of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), is comprised of three markets―CHI St. Luke’s Health is home of the Texas Heart Institute (THI),  eight hospitals, eight emergency centers, Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Radiation & CyberKnife Center, and several St. Luke’s Medical Group locations throughout Greater Houston; CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial (three hospitals and a long-term acute care facility in East Texas); and CHI St. Joseph Health (five hospitals and several St. Joseph Medical Group locations across Brazos Valley). In addition, CHI St. Luke’s is a part of a joint venture agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, which encompasses Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center.  Together, CHI St. Luke’s Health, THI, and Baylor College of Medicine are transforming healthcare delivery with a mission to usher in a new era of healthcare to create healthier communities. For more information, visit CHIStLukesHealth.org.

CHI St. Luke’s Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic medical centers and teaching hospitals; 30 critical-access facilities; community health services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home health agencies; and other services that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care. Learn more at catholichealthinitiatives.com.

Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

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