Medical Center to Offer Education in Business Management & Public Policy

It is a first for the University of Texas School of Public Health. The medical entity announces the creation of a new center to offer advanced training in healthcare management. It is named in honor of a man considered a pioneer in healthcare management throughout the state. Pat Hernandez has the story.

"I have the privilege of officially announcing the creation of the George McMillan Fleming Center for Healthcare Management."

Dr. James Willerson, President of the UT Health Science Center made the announcement of the center that will offer programs with a healthcare management concentration to current and future leaders here and abroad. Osama Mikhail, Professor of Management, Policy and Community Health, will direct the Fleming Center. He says it will provide students with effective leadership tools.

"It's really almost a three part curriculum. Part of it is understanding national health policy, part of it is understanding how organizations manage themselves well, and the other part is of course, how do you connect the community and provide benefit to the community."

The center was made possible with a leadership gift from attorney and philanthropist George Fleming on behalf of his late father.

"I think everything suggests that this is going to be a center of the first class, and it's going to train another generation of hospital administrators. It's not only going to run the Texas Medical Center, it's going to run the hospitals throughout this country and beyond."

During his career in healthcare administration, George McMillan Fleming held leadership positions in Baytown, Houston and San Antonio. Pat Hernandez, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.

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Pat Hernandez is a general assignments reporter who joined the KUHF news staff in February of 2008...