Harold T. Shapiro, President of Princeton University, Named to HCA Board of Directors

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from HCA

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA (NYSE:   HCA) announced today
 that Harold T. Shapiro, President of Princeton University, has been named a
 director of the company.  He replaces Elaine Chao who left the board to become
 the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/CHM014 )
     Shapiro's appointment to the HCA Board of Directors continues the
 company's strategy to assemble a board of distinguished leaders from business,
 academia, and public service.  He is the ninth new director to join the board
 in the last four years.
     "Harold Shapiro is a wonderful addition to our board," said Thomas F.
 Frist, Jr., M.D., Chairman of the Board of HCA.  "His expertise, which
 includes research, economics and public health policy, will lend unique
 insight and diverse thinking to the board."
     Shapiro has served as the President of Princeton University since January
 1988.  He also holds a faculty appointment as a professor of economics and
 public affairs.  Before joining Princeton, he was on the faculty of the
 University of Michigan for 24 years as professor of economics and public
 policy and as president from 1980-1988.
     His professional activities include membership in the Conference Board
 Inc. and The Bretton Woods Committee.  He is a trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan
 Foundation (serving as chairman), the University of Pennsylvania Medical
 Center and the Universities Research Association.  Shapiro also serves as a
 director of the Dow Chemical Company and is a member of the Board of Overseers
 of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
     He was appointed by President Clinton to serve as chair of the National
 Bioethics Advisory Commission, served as a member of President Bush's Council
 of Advisors on Science and Technology, and chaired the Institute of Medicine's
 Committee on Employer-Based Health Benefits.  He is a member of the Institute
 of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the
 American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
     Shapiro is a native of Montreal.  He received his bachelor's degree from
 McGill University in Montreal and as a student of McGill's Faculty of
 Commerce, won its highest academic honor, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal.
 After spending five years in business, he enrolled in Princeton and earned his
 Ph.D. in three years.  As a graduate student he was named a Harold Helm Fellow
 and a Harold Dodds Senior Fellow.  His fields of special interests included
 econometrics, mathematical economics, science policy, the evolution of higher
 education, and money and banking.
 
 

SOURCE HCA
    NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA (NYSE:   HCA) announced today
 that Harold T. Shapiro, President of Princeton University, has been named a
 director of the company.  He replaces Elaine Chao who left the board to become
 the U.S. Secretary of Labor.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010402/CHM014 )
     Shapiro's appointment to the HCA Board of Directors continues the
 company's strategy to assemble a board of distinguished leaders from business,
 academia, and public service.  He is the ninth new director to join the board
 in the last four years.
     "Harold Shapiro is a wonderful addition to our board," said Thomas F.
 Frist, Jr., M.D., Chairman of the Board of HCA.  "His expertise, which
 includes research, economics and public health policy, will lend unique
 insight and diverse thinking to the board."
     Shapiro has served as the President of Princeton University since January
 1988.  He also holds a faculty appointment as a professor of economics and
 public affairs.  Before joining Princeton, he was on the faculty of the
 University of Michigan for 24 years as professor of economics and public
 policy and as president from 1980-1988.
     His professional activities include membership in the Conference Board
 Inc. and The Bretton Woods Committee.  He is a trustee of the Alfred P. Sloan
 Foundation (serving as chairman), the University of Pennsylvania Medical
 Center and the Universities Research Association.  Shapiro also serves as a
 director of the Dow Chemical Company and is a member of the Board of Overseers
 of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
     He was appointed by President Clinton to serve as chair of the National
 Bioethics Advisory Commission, served as a member of President Bush's Council
 of Advisors on Science and Technology, and chaired the Institute of Medicine's
 Committee on Employer-Based Health Benefits.  He is a member of the Institute
 of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, and is a Fellow of the
 American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
     Shapiro is a native of Montreal.  He received his bachelor's degree from
 McGill University in Montreal and as a student of McGill's Faculty of
 Commerce, won its highest academic honor, the Lieutenant Governor's Medal.
 After spending five years in business, he enrolled in Princeton and earned his
 Ph.D. in three years.  As a graduate student he was named a Harold Helm Fellow
 and a Harold Dodds Senior Fellow.  His fields of special interests included
 econometrics, mathematical economics, science policy, the evolution of higher
 education, and money and banking.
 
 SOURCE  HCA

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