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Author Kellar, William Henry.

Title Richard E. Wainerdi and the Texas Medical Center
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History ; v. 25
Kenneth E. Montague series in oil and business history.
Contents Introduction -- The early years: from New York City to Oklahoma -- First steps: from the Air Force to Oak Ridge, 1952-1957 -- The academic years: building the Texas A & M Nuclear Science Center -- The administrative years: Texas A & M University, 1970-1977 -- Years of transition: from academe to industry -- Taking the reins as president: the Texas Medical Center, 1984-1990 -- Years of trial and growth: the Texas Medical Center, 1991-2000 -- Building and rebuilding: the challenges of a new century -- Firming the foundation for "Houston's gift to the world" -- The end of an era -- Appendix: Texas Medical Center institutions, 1943-2012 -- Notes
Summary "In the 1980s, Wainerdi took charge of the Texas Medical Center, embarking on a "second career" that ultimately expanded the center from thirty-one institutions to fifty-three and increased its size threefold. Wainerdi pushed for and ensured a culture of collaboration and cooperation. In doing this, he developed a new nonprofit administrative model that emphasized building consensus, providing vital support services, and connecting member institutions with resources that enabled them to focus on their unique areas of expertise. At a time when Houston was widely known as the "energy capital of the world," the city also became home to the largest medical complex in the world. Wainerdi's success was to enable each member of the Texas Medical Center to be an integral part of something bigger and something very special in the development of modern medicine"--Supplied by publisher
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Subject Wainerdi, Richard E., 1931-
Texas Medical Center -- Employees -- Biography.
Texas Medical Center -- History.
Chief executive officers -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography.
Health services administrators -- Texas -- Houston -- Biography.
Medical care -- Texas -- Houston -- History.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Bush, Barbara, 1925-2018.
LeMaistre, Charles A., 1924-2017.
ISBN 162349575X