FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 26, 2012
Contact: Jodie Grady, Marketing Manager
CLINTON – Sheila Daly, RN, MSN, CPHQ, president and CEO of Clinton Hospital, recently announced the appointment of Eric Dickson, MD, MHCM, president, UMass Memorial Medical Group, and senior associate dean and professor of emergency medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, to Clinton Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Dickson earned his medical degree from University of Massachusetts Medical School and completed his residency in emergency medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center – UMass Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Dickson also holds a master’s degree in health care management from Harvard University.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Dickson accepted this seat on Clinton Hospital’s Board of Trustees,” said Ms. Daly. “Eric knows a great deal about the Clinton area communities as early in his career he was on our medical staff and worked as a physician in our Emergency Department. I hold him in the highest regard. He has a tremendous amount of experience working with hospitals to ensure the utmost efficiency and I’m confident his leadership will be invaluable as we adapt to changes stemming from health care reform.”
At UMass Memorial Health Care, Dr. Dickson currently oversees operations of the 1,000 physician multidisciplinary Medical Group, which serves as the faculty practice plan for University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also an active faculty member for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement Impacting Cost and Quality Leadership Initiative, where he works with hospitals around the world to reduce health care costs while improving quality, and he lectures nationally on the use of Lean manufacturing techniques in health care.
“I am very excited to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees at Clinton Hospital,” said Dr. Dickson. “Clinton Hospital leads UMass Memorial Health Care in patient satisfaction scores and they do a great job in terms of cost-effectiveness. I’m looking forward to working alongside my colleagues at Clinton Hospital as we enter this new era of health care reform together.”