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Commission on Systemic Interoperability
Ending the Document Game: Connecting and Transforming Your Healthcare Through Information Yechnology

Gary Mecklenburg, M.B.A.Gary Mecklenburg, M.B.A.
President and CEO
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Gary A. Mecklenburg is president and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago. He joined the organization in 1985 as President and CEO of Northwestern Memorial Hospital after five years as president of St. JosephÕs Hospital and Franciscan Health Care, Inc. in Milwaukee. Mr. Mecklenburg began his career in 1970 at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, and from 1977-1980 served as administrator of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics.

Mr. Mecklenburg is a nationally recognized leader in the healthcare field. Under his leadership, Northwestern Memorial has become one of the nationÕs leading teaching hospitals with a reputation for both clinical and management excellence. He is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer and serves on the Advisory Board for the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University. Among his many professional activities, Mr. Mecklenburg is a past chairman of the board of trustees of the American Hospital Association and of the Illinois Hospital Association. He is currently chairman of the board of the Health Forum and of the Healthcare Research and Development Institute; and he was founding chairman of the National Alliance for Health Information Technology.

Mr. Mecklenburg serves on the boards of directors of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement; the National Center for Healthcare Leadership; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Regency Hospital Company and Cogent Healthcare. Mr. Mecklenburg received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.


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