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Doug Williams, 39

Vice President, Saint Francis Heart Hospital, Saint Francis Health System
, Tulsa
Williams’ career in nursing began in Michigan, but a desire to further his education brought him to Oklahoma and to Saint Francis Heart Hospital. Though his role is one that involves a fair amount of administrative work, “most importantly, I am able to participate in the practice of nursing and how that profession is applied to our patients as we strive to fulfill our mission of extending the healing presence of Christ in all we do,” he says. Williams serves on community advisory boards and participates in activities with organizations including the Tulsa Area United Way, American Heart Association and his church. In the future, Williams hopes to continue developing Saint Francis Heart Hospital into a leader in the healthcare field. “I want to become more active in advocacy and issues that affect the overall well-being of our community,” he says.