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Health Care Hall of Fame - 2007

Health Care Hall of Fame: Keeping her word

By Ed Finkel  |  March 19, 2007

Nancy Brinker’s mother would often take her and her late sister, Susan Komen, volunteering in homeless shelters, for the Red Cross or elsewhere when they were young girls.“I want you girls to be stewards of our country,” Brinker remembers her saying one day. “Mother gave us a sacred task: We should fix what was wrong with the world.”

Health Care Hall of Fame: Visionary founder

By Ed Finkel  |  March 19, 2007

While Charles P. Cardwell Jr. was working for a short period as director of the department of buildings and grounds at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, the story goes that he walked into the president's office one day and asked, “What's my budget?” The president's response: “What's a budget?”

Health Care Hall of Fame: Never alone at the wheel

By Ed Finkel  |  March 19, 2007

When Gail L. Warden became president and chief executive officer for Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System in 1988, he brought with him a range of experience that has contributed to the success of both Henry Ford and the health management profession as a whole.Under Warden’s leadership, Henry Ford coalesced from a group of corporations into a single system, grew revenue from under $1 billion to $3.5 billion, saw staff increase from 8,000 to 18,000 and cultivated a system where outpatient visits doubled from about 1.5 million to 3 million per year, he says.

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