Kerry Watson joined Durham Regional Hospital as chief executive officer in March 2008. Watson previously held the position of senior associate operating officer at Duke University Hospital. Watson held significant leadership positions in many clinical service areas within Duke Medicine for over 10 years before joining Durham Regional Hospital.
Prior to Watson’s career at Duke, he served in various leadership positions for six years at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland, and prior to that spent ten years in management positions in the Howard University Hospital Department of Radiology in Washington, DC. He also served a term as administrative officer for the Department of Radiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Watson is a graduate of George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in radiology administration and health sciences. He completed graduate degree work at the University of Maryland and earned a master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
Watson serves on the Triangle Red Cross Board, and is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.