Dewey “Ray” Yates Jr, Lead Clinical Coordinator for the College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an alumni of Sam Houston State University, receiving his BS in Healthcare Administration.
Ray is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he received training as an Intelligence Analyst at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, Virginia. Post training, he served under 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii where he embarked upon two forward deployments to Southeast Asia. For his actions while acting as the Battalion Intelligence Chief, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
After returning to Texas, Ray completed his undergraduate coursework and began working in Clinical Effectiveness at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. During this time, he coordinated the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) that was designed to accrue necessary revenue to serve the Medicaid population. In addition, he worked to complete the Joint Commission Stroke Survey for a Primary Stroke Center, the Leapfrog Survey, and worked alongside the patient advocate to serve the rural/underserved population./p>
In his current role, Ray will coordinate and oversee the third and fourth year clinical rotations at the College of Osteopathic Medicine with the help of his team of Regional Clinical Coordinators. As an alumni, he is proud to serve an institution that values the needs of the community. Ray is honored to be a part of creating history throughout Southeast Texas through the SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.