CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC, an alliance of 119 academic medical centers and 283 of their affiliated hospital organizations, announces the appointment of five new members to its Governing Board.
"We are pleased to welcome these distinguished new board members to join an exceptional group of leaders on our Governing Board," said Irene M. Thompson, UHC's president and chief executive officer. "It is through the strong leadership and support of UHC's member boards that we remain an innovative leader for our hospital members. We look forward to the contributions of these driven leaders with their diverse expertise to continuing that commitment."
The newly appointed Governing Board members include:
UHC's Governing Board oversees the management of UHC's business and comprises a subset of UHC's Member Board of Directors. The new Governing Board members will serve a four-year term.
UHC, formed in 1984 and located in Chicago, Ill, is an alliance of the nation's leading nonprofit academic medical centers, which are focused on delivering world-class patient care. UHC fosters collaboration with and among its 118 academic medical center and 283 affiliated hospital members through its renowned programs and services in the areas of comparative data and analytics, performance improvement, supply chain management, strategic research, and public policy. UHC helps its members achieve excellence in quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness. For more information, visit uhc.edu.