Modern Healthcare has honored Dr. Holly Humphrey, MD, MACP, Chair of the Board of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, with its Excellence in Governance Award. The Excellence in Governance program recognizes influential individuals who serve on a board of directors for a healthcare organization and foster advancement in culture, mission, and performance.
Dr. Humphrey joined the KPSOM Board of Directors in September 2016 and was elected Board Chair in 2017 during a critical time in the development of the school. During this start-up phase, Dr. Humphrey provided her medical education expertise to develop a long-term strategy to help inform the school’s vision to provide a world-class medical education that ignites a passion for learning, a desire to serve, and an unwavering commitment to improve the health and well-being of diverse patients and communities.
“From the start of her tenure on the board, Dr. Humphrey has been deeply committed to the school, leading the development of its mission, vision, and values and generously sharing her vast expertise in medical education,” said Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, Founding Dean and Chief Executive Officer of KPSOM. “We congratulate Dr. Humphrey on this extremely well-deserved recognition and thank her for all that she has done to support our school.”
Modern Healthcare rebranded the Excellence in Governance Awards program this year with an esteemed group of honorees, all exemplifying the qualities of excellence in governance: loyalty and service; strategic and innovative vision; and commitment to fostering the values of accountability, diversity, equity, and sustainability.
“It is a great honor to chair the board guiding the development of one of the nation’s newest and most innovative medical schools. Acknowledgment by Modern Healthcare for Excellence in Governance is a special recognition accorded to me, but is, in fact, reflective of the collaborative contributions of a highly accomplished group of board members, a talented management team, and committed faculty from the Permanente medical groups,” said Dr. Humphrey. “As we welcome our third class of students this summer, it is timely to reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments we have made over the past five years. I look forward to the next phase of creativity, growth, and development for our medical school.”
Dr. Humphrey is currently the President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals. Previously, she served for 15 years as the Ralph W. Gerard Professor in Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at The University of Chicago, where she also earned her MD degree with honors and served as the Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program for 14 years, which provided the foundation for her medical education career.
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