William Donald Widener, Jr., MBA, MHA
1981 - 2020
William Donald Widener, Jr. was not only one of the founders of Liberty Medical Center of Texas (LMC), but was also one of the inspirations. William enlisted in the Air Force in 2000 as a fireman/paramedic and served during Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. For his service to our nation, Mr. Widener was awarded National Defense, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary, and Global War on Terrorism Service medals.
William had an entrepreneurial spirit, always had an interest in healthcare, and was passionate about mental health. Will graduated with a dual master's in Business Administration (MBA) and Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. During his post graduate career, he served as an Administrative Director for one of the largest psychiatric practices in Houston. He combined his devotions, education, and professional experience to help lay the groundwork for LMC.
Unfortunately, he would never see the fruits of his labor come to fruition. On January 6, 2020, William passed away peacefully from causes related to his mental health issues that stemmed from his time as a veteran. He dedicated his entire life as a public servant and was keenly aware of the challenges veterans face. His dream was not only to see LMC help other veterans who also had difficulty coping with the invisible injuries of war, but also fought to improve the quality of life for all veterans.
Every day, dedicated Liberty Medical Center of Texas’ employees and volunteers follow in William’s footsteps to provide healthcare of the highest quality, in an environment dedicated to reciprocity and recognition of the service and sacrifices of veterans and their families. William lives on through Liberty.