"I have the privilege of officially announcing the creation of the George McMillanFleming Center for Healthcare Management."
Dr. James Willerson, President of the UT Health Science Center made theannouncement 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, willdirect the Fleming Center. He says it will provide students with effective leadershiptools.
"It's really almost a three part curriculum. Part of it is understanding national healthpolicy, part of it is understanding how organizations manage themselves well, andthe other part is of course, how do you connect the community and provide benefitto the community."
The center was made possible with a leadership gift from attorney andphilanthropist 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'sgoing to train another generation of hospital administrators. It's not only going to runthe Texas Medical Center, it's going to run the hospitals throughout this country and beyond."
During his career in healthcare administration, George McMillan Fleming heldleadership positions in Baytown, Houston and San Antonio.Pat Hernandez, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.