|April 27, 2010||Media contact: Kara Gavin
U-M Health System names first chief administrative officer
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An experienced health care administrator at the University of Michigan Health System has been chosen as the institution’s first chief administrative officer.
Beginning May 17, Quinta Vreede, MHSA, will oversee key Health System functions including regulatory compliance, government relations, public relations and marketing.
She was chosen for the post by UMHS CEO and U-M executive vice president for medical affairs Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, M.D. In her new role, Vreede will also serve as chief of staff to Pescovitz.
Vreede brings to the position more than 20 years of experience working in health care, 17 of them at UMHS. For the past five years, she has been the lead administrator for the Department of Family Medicine in the U-M Medical School, while also having lead responsibility for five of the Health System’s outpatient centers in her role as an ambulatory care administrator. She was the first health care administrator to hold both roles simultaneously.
”Quinta embodies the integration that we aspire to accomplish throughout the organization, on our way to becoming the national leader in health care, health care reform, biomedical innovation and education,” says Pescovitz, whose first anniversary as head of the nationally ranked UMHS is May 11. “I am excited about the great things we can accomplish with Quinta in this role.”
Vreede earned her bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and zoology and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from U-M.
To see U-M Health System organizational charts that show the new CAO position and other changes that will take effect May 1, please visit http://www.med.umich.edu/1busi/leadership0510.html
The University of Michigan Health System includes the U-M Hospitals & Health Centers, which comprises three hospitals and dozens of outpatient health centers and clinics; the U-M Medical School with its Faculty Group Practice and extensive research and education programs; the clinical operations of the U-M School of Nursing; and the Michigan Health Corp. The three U-M hospitals are University Hospital, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital. UMHS has been recognized numerous times for excellence in patient care, including 15 years on the honor roll of "America's Best Hospitals", as compiled by U.S. News & World Report. The U-M Medical School is one of the nation’s biomedical research powerhouses, with total research funding of more than $420 million, and consistently achieves high rankings for excellence in the education and training of physicians and biomedical scientists. For more on UMHS, see www.med.umich.edu.
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