Thursday, April 1, 1999

PhyCor executive
to lead Straub

Dr. Blake Waterhouse
retires after 10 years

Star-Bulletin staff


Dr. Blake Waterhouse has retired after nearly 10 years as chief executive at Straub Clinic and Hospital.

The 62-year-old physician was president and chief executive officer at Straub from 1990 to 1997, when Straub merged with Nashville, Tennessee-based PhyCor Inc.

Succeeding Waterhouse is Jonathan D. Grimes, former vice president of development at PhyCor, Straub announced yesterday.

Grimes has a masters of health administration from the Medical College of Virginia. He earlier worked for Hospital Corporation of America, where he was CEO at three hospitals. He became a founder and principal of Delta Health care, a national consulting firm specializing in new group formations, practice merger and acquisition, according to Straub.

At PhyCor, Grimes dealt with "traditional, emerging and hospital-based group practices, as well as risk initiatives for the company," the company said.

PhyCor operates 55 clinics with 4,000 doctors in 29 states. Straub has been operating in Hawaii for 77 years, has 200 physicians, a hospital and 20 neighborhood clinics.

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