Symposium on Physician Leadership to look at 'Building Healthy Communities: Managing the In-Between as Servant Leaders'
The Eighth Annual William E. Petersen Symposium on Physician Leadership will feature Ronald J. Anderson, M.D., who will present on “Building Healthy Communities: Managing the In-Between as Servant Leaders.”
The symposium will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in Schulze Hall auditorium on the Minneapolis campus.
Anderson is president and chief executive officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, the general public hospital for Dallas County, Texas, and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
He previously served as Parkland’s medical director for ambulatory care and emergency services. Anderson has remained on the faculty of the Medical School as professor of internal medicine and continues to see patients and teach house staff physicians at Parkland.
Anderson served on the executive committee of the State Task Force on Indigent Health Care and in 1985 played a major role in the passage of landmark legislation concerning indigent health care in Texas. He was appointed co-chair of the Attorney General’s Task Force to study not-for-profit hospitals and unsponsored charity care in 1988, and served as a member of Governor Richard’s Health Policy Task Force during 1991-1992.
This symposium, named in honor of William E. Petersen, M.D., the area’s first full-time physician executive, is co-sponsored by Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation and the University of St. Thomas Center for Health and Medical Affairs in cooperation with the National Institute of Health Policy.
The symposium and reception are free, but advance registrations are requested. For more information or to register, e-mail email@example.com or call (651) 962-4600.