FORT WORTH, Texas, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Williams, DO, MD, Interim President of UNT Health Science Center, has been appointed to a panel of notable health care executives tasked with guiding the development of a national forum created by U.S. News & World Report.
Called "Hospital of Tomorrow," the November 2013 forum is designed to address critical challenges facing the health care industry and will take place in Washington, D.C.
The Advisory Council will meet regularly to spotlight pioneering strategies and create solutions to help industry leaders navigate the changing health care landscape.
"This appointment gives Fort Worth a unique 'seat at the table' during critical senior-level health care discussions regarding our industry's future," Williams said. "It's an honor to be part of such a distinguished group."
Other members of the Advisory Council include:
- Steven J. Corwin, MD, CEO, New York Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
- Delos Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
- Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Victor J. Dzau, MD, President and CEO, Duke University Medical Center
- Patricia Gabow, MD, Former CEO, Denver Health and Hospital Authority
- Dean Gruner, President, ThedaCare
- Elizabeth Nabel, MD, President, Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Ronald. R. Peterson, President, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Gregory Poulsen, Senior Vice President for Innovation, Intermountain Health Care
- Louis A. Shapiro, FACHE, President and CEO, Hospital for Special Surgery
- Peter Slavin, MD, President, Massachusetts General Hospital
"The event concept has been met with more enthusiasm than we anticipated, evidenced in part by the caliber of professionals who have stepped up to form the Advisory Council," stated Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report. "I am honored to be working with this brain trust to shape an event that will address - on the highest level - the critical challenges facing hospitals today."
The UNT Health Science Center comprises the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Health Professions and the UNT System College of Pharmacy (opening in fall 2013). Key areas of inter-professional strength include aging and Alzheimer's disease, applied genetics, primary care and prevention.
SOURCE UNT Health Science Center