The University Record, November 19, 1996

Regents create position for executive vice president for medical affairs

The Regents, at their Nov. 14--15 meeting, approved the proposed new position of Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs at U-M.

"Due to the changes in the health care environment and the financial pressures facing health care providers, we have determined there is a need for a single leader for the Medical School and the U-M Health System," Interim President Homer A. Neal said.

"After much consultation and deliberation, we recommend the creation of the position, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs (EVPMA). The EVPMA will be the chief executive officer of Medical Center with responsibility for leadership and management of the Medical School, the Health System, University Hospitals, Michigan Health Corporation, and M-Care (collectively referred to as the Medical Center).

"The EVPMA will report to the University President. As one of the three Executive Vice Presidents of the University, the EVPMA will work in close collaboration with the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs.

"The Medical School Dean and the Health Systems/Hospitals Executive Director will report directly to the EVPMA.

"The EVPMA will recommend faculty appointments, promotions and tenure actions to the Provost. Within the Medical Center, the EVPMA will have direct responsibility for all personnel salary approvals, human resources, strategic and business development planning; direction of clinical delivery systems, management support services; overall management of patient care contracting objectives and goals; development of capital and operating budgets which maintain the financial integrity of the Medical Center; and managing relationships with affiliate organizations."

The U-M Regents also authorized the University to begin the search to fill the position.