Walter L. Cathey

Walt Cathey currently serves as the Regional Chief Executive of Covenant Health|Providence. Covenant Health is based in Lubbock, Texas and spans across west Texas and eastern New Mexico.

Cathey began his career with Covenant in 1997, serving in multiple positions and most recently, chief executive of the Texas/New Mexico region. In 2017, he was named one of Becker’s Rising Stars Healthcare Leaders Under 40. He has received recognition for his commitment and dedication to the healthcare industry by Pulse Magazine, a Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center publication. Cathey is also a member of the Red Raider Club.

Cathey graduated with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy, a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in 2002, and an MBA from Texas Tech University in 2014. He is married to Bethany, and they have two children, Kendall and Caroline.