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CWIEK, MARK

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Biography

Mark A. Cwiek, JD, MHA, FACHE, has earned Life Fellowship status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has over 20 years of healthcare administration experience. He has served as President and CEO of hospitals in Illinois and Michigan, and before that served in various executive leadership roles within healthcare. Earlier in his career, he served as the Presidential Fellow for the Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation (now Trinity Health based in Livonia, MI); Vice-President and In-house Legal Counsel of St. Joseph Hospital (Atlanta, GA); Vice-President and In-house Legal Counsel of Chelsea Community Hospital (Chelsea, MI); President & CEO of St. Vincent Memorial Hospital (Taylorville, IL); President & CEO of Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mt. Pleasant, MI); President & CEO of Meridian Ventures (a home healthcare corporation); and President & CEO of Mt. Pleasant Area Physician-Hospital Association (a managed care, provider organization). While CEO of Central Michigan Healthcare System, he was privileged to lead the hospital team to be ranked as one of the “Top 100 Hospitals” in the USA, as reported in the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Cwiek was instrumental in forming a Physician-Hospital Organization (a contracting managed care entity) and was elected by its physician and hospital membership to serve as its first President and CEO. 

Professor Cwiek earned a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Wayne State University (WSU). While an undergraduate student, he minored in the German language and studied in Heidelberg, Germany. He received a full athletic scholarship, served as Captain of the WSU Men’s Track & Field Team, and received National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) All-America honors in the Javelin Throw, placing 5th in the United States. He was the 1977 WSU Selected Candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, England.

Dr. Cwiek is licensed as an attorney in Michigan and Illinois, has authored numerous publications, has presented in many healthcare-related forums throughout his career, and has served as a board member of several professional and charitable organizations. Dr. Cwiek holds the rank of Professor, and has held faculty appointments in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions and the College of Medicine, Central Michigan University-Main Campus, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was the developer and founder of the health administration undergraduate program and co-founder of the Doctor of Health Administration degree program at CMU, the enrollment to which is limited to healthcare executives with three or more years of upper-level management experience. Professor Cwiek is a recipient of the CMU Excellence in Teaching Award, the highest teaching award bestowed by the university. Dr. Cwiek is happily married to his wife Pat and has four adult children.

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Publications (Competitive and Refereed)

  • “Electronic Health Records: The Wonders and the Worries,” Cwiek, Mark, Kikano, George, Brown, José, Maher, Vincent, Roth, Brenden, and Zaman, Ferdousi (2023). In   N. Delener and C. Schweikert, (Editors), Embracing the Positive Impact of Disruption in the Field of Futurism, peer review article presented to an international audience in Prague, Czech Republic: Global Business and Technology Association, pp 120-28, ISBN Number 1-932917-19-5 and ISSN Number 2471-6006. Winner: Best Paper Award.
  • “Criminal Liability for Nursing and Medical Harm,” Maher, Vincent, and Cwiek, Mark (2022). In Hospital Topics, July 20, 2022, DOI: 10.1080/00185868.2022.2101571.
  • “When Surgeons Are “Too Old” to Practice Surgery: Recommendations to Balance the Imperatives of Public Safety and Practical Necessity,” Cwiek, Mark, Vick, Dan, Maher, Vincent, and Osterhout, Krista (2021). In Hospital Topics, 14 Sep 2021, doi.org/10.1080/00185868.2021.1977205.
  • “Assessment of the Safety of Ambulatory Patients as to the Use of Medicines in the Brazilian Public Service as Effectiveness of the Dignity Principle of the Human Person,” Aflen, Vivian, Novaretti, Marcia, Pedroso, Marcelo, Traverzim, Maria, and Cwiek, Mark (2020). In Journal of Humanities & Innovation (Revista Humanidades & Inovação), Volume 7, Number 5, 2020, pp. 323-34.
  • “International Implications of Open Disclosure of Medical Errors, and the Superiority of Full Risk Integration,” Cwiek, Mark, Kikano, George, Novaretti, Marcia, and Klaus, Jacob (2018). In Journal of Global Business and Technology, Volume 14, Number 2, Fall 2018, pp 1-14.
  • “Open Disclosure, Medical Errors, Patient Safety, and Medico-Business Realities: The Inherent Advantages of Healthcare Systems that Possess Full Risk Integration,” Cwiek, Mark, Kikano, George, and Klaus, Jacob (2018). In N. Delener and C. Schweikert, (Editors), Shaping The Next Wave of Globalization: Using Current Trends To Reconnect With Markets And Create Value, peer review article presented to an international audience in Bangkok, Thailand: Global Business and Technology Association, pp 147-59, ISBN Number 1-932917-11-X and ISSN Number 2471-6006.
  • “Critical Steps Taken in the United States, Brazil and Around the World to Improve Patient Safety: Global Implications for Hospitals and Medical Organizations,” Cwiek, Mark, Kikano, George, Novaretti, Marcia, Weil, Drew, and Klaus, Jacob (2017). In N. Delener and C. Schweikert, (Editors), Changing Business Environment: Gamechangers, Opportunities, and Risks, peer review article presented to an international audience in Vienna, Austria: Global Business and Technology Association, pp 120-33, ISBN Number 1-932917-13-6 and ISSN Number 2520-6486. 
  • “Improving Operational and Clinical Success of Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Worldwide: Adoption of International Standards Recommended for Monitoring Waterborne Pathogens,” Cwiek, Mark, Kozicki, Zigmond, Baiyasi-Kozicki, Stephanie, Anney, Siddarth, Pauwels, Ethan, and Ledlow, Gerald (2013). In N. Delener (Ed.), Globalizing Businesses for the Next Century: Visualizing and Developing Contemporary Approaches to Harness Future Opportunities, peer review article presented to an international audience in Helsinki, Finland: Global Business and Technology Association, pp 154-63, ISBN Number 1-932917-09-8. 
  • “Waterborne Pathogen Treatment of Surgical Water in U.S. Hospitals: Negative Implications for Vulnerable Patient Populations (Elderly, Immunosuppressed, and Pediatric),” Kozicki, Zigmond, Baiyasi-Kozicki, Cwiek, Mark, and Tymes, Nathaniel (2012). In Journal of the American Geriatrics Association, Vol. 60, Issue 6, June 2012.
  • “Waterborne Pathogens: A Public Health Risk in US Hospitals,” Kozicki, Zigmond, Cwiek, Mark, Lopes, John, Rodabaugh, Gary, Tymes, Nathaniel, and Baiyasi-Kozicki, Stephanie (2012). In Journal American Water Works Association, Vol. 104, No. 1, 2012 (ISSN 2164-4535). 
  • “The Cloning of Human Beings: From Slippery Slope to Looming Precipice,” Cwiek, Mark, Carlini, David, Ledlow, Gerald, and Maryon, Thomas (2011). In J. Lawrynowicz and A. Zabolotny (Ed.), Science–Ethics–Faith Conference collection (Konferencja Chrzescijanskiego Forum Pracownikow Nauki), pp 219-30, peer-reviewed article presented to an international audience in Lodz, Poland. ISBN Number: 978-83-929139-1-7.
  • “A Proposal for International Corporations to Improve Employee Reference Sharing Capabilities: The Reciprocal Cooperative Reference-Share Model,” Cwiek, Mark, Ledlow, Gerald, Lundquist, Philip, Adamski, Brian, and Frankovich, Jacob (2007). In N. Delener (Ed.), Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Managing Global Resources, paper presented to an international audience in Taipei, Taiwan: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN Number: 1-932917-03-9.
  • “The Critical Link: A Continuous Progress Review Process Ensures Successful Strategic Plan Outcomes,” Ledlow, Gerald and Cwiek, Mark (2007). In N. Delener (Ed.), Achieving Competitive Advantage Through Managing Global Resources, paper presented to an international audience in Taipei, Taiwan: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN Number: 1-932917-03-9.
  • “Telemedicine Licensure in the United States: The Need for a Cooperative, Regional Approach,” Cwiek, Mark, Rafiq, Azhar, Qamar, Aamna, Tobey, Charles and Merrell, Ronald (2007).  Telemedicine and eHealth, vol. 13 no. 2, April 2007.
  • “Global Outsourcing of Medical Expertise: Opportunities and Issues,” Cwiek, Mark, Ledlow, Gerald, Adjanor, Wale, Nelson, Ross (2006).  In N. Delener (Ed.), Management and Technology in the Global Economy: Nurturing Innovations and National Heritage, paper presented to an international audience in Moscow, Russia: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN: 1-932917-02-0.
  • “Leveraging the Healthcare Supply Chain as a Strategic Business Unit: The Vertically Integrated Model,” Ledlow, Gerald, Kerr, Bernard, and Cwiek, Mark (2006).  In N. Delener (Ed.), Management and Technology in the Global Economy: Nurturing Innovations and National Heritage, paper presented to an international audience in Moscow, Russia: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN: 1-932917-02-0.
  • “The Process of Leading: Assessment and Comparison of Leadership Team Style, Operating Climate and Expectations of the External Environment,” Ledlow, Gerald & Cwiek, Mark (2005).  In N. Delener & C. Chao (Eds.), Global Markets in Dynamic Environments: Making Positive Connections Through Strategy, Technology, and Knowledge (pages 657-668), paper presented to an international audience in Lisbon, Portugal: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN: 1-932917-01-2.
  • "MICTA Service Corporation: Growing a Technology-Assistance Firm for Non-Profit Organizations,” an interview with John Rathje, CEO by Cwiek, Mark and Ledlow, Gerald.  Review of Business Journal (pp. 4-7), Winter, 2005, Vol.26, Number 1.
  • “At the Front Lines of the War on Terrorism: International Business Needing to Lead Community Preparedness,” Cwiek, Mark; Johnson, James & Ledlow, Gerald (2004).  In N. Delener & C. Chao (Eds.), Navigating Crisis and Opportunities in Global Markets: Leadership, Strategy, and Governance (pages 172-179), the concept presented to an international audience in Cape Town, South Africa: Global Business and Technology Association.  ISBN: 1-932917-00-4.
  • “Access America: A Progressive Primary Care Program for the Uninsured In the United States,” Ledlow, Gerald; Cwiek, Mark & Kennedy, Michael (2003).   In N. Delener & C. Chao (Eds.), Challenging the Frontiers in Global Business and Technology: Implementation of Changes in Values, Strategy and Policy (pp. 795-804), concept presented to an international audience in Budapest, Hungary: Global Business and Technology Association.
  • “Dynamic Culture Leadership:  Effective Leader as Both Scientist and Artist,” Ledlow, Gerald; Cwiek, Mark & Johnson, James (2002).  Global Business and Technology Association International Conference; Beyond Boundaries:  Challenges of Leadership, Innovation, Integration, and Technology; Delener, Nejdet & Chao, Chiang-nan, Editors, ISBN:  0-9657171-4-3.  pp. 694 – 740; concept presented to an international audience in Rome, Italy. 
  • “Bioterrorism and Business:  Think Globally, Act Locally,” Ledlow, Gerald; Cwiek, Mark & Johnson, James (2002).    12 pages.  Global Business and Technology Association International Conference; Beyond Boundaries:  Challenges of Leadership, Innovation, Integration, and Technology; Delener, Nejdet & Chao, Chiang-nan, Editors, ISBN:  0-9657171-4-3.  pp. 683 – 693; concept presented to an international audience in Rome, Italy.
  • “Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement: Systematic Alignment of Incentives to Support National Health Goals,” Ledlow, Gerald & Cwiek, Mark (2001).  Global Business and Technology Association International Conference; Proceeding Volume: Economies in Transition International Forum and Conference, Delener, Nejdet & Chao, Chiang-nan, Editors, ISBN: 0-9657171-3-5  pp. 517-523 GBATA Refereed Conference; concept presented to an international audience in Istanbul, Turkey, July 10-17, 2001. Thirty-nine countries in attendance, 140 papers presented. Winner: Best Paper Award.
  • “Doctorate in Health Administration: Bridging the Practice to Theory Gap,” AUPHA/ACHESA National Conference, Atlanta, GA.  Refereed Paper. Seminar presentation preparation with Dr. Gerald Ledlow of Central Michigan University, June 8, 2001.        
  • “Presumed Consent as a Solution to the Organ Shortfall Problem,” Cwiek, Mark, (1984). Public Law Forum 4(8): pages 81-99 (1984).

Publications (Popular Journals)

  • “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul,” Ledlow, Gerald and Cwiek, Mark (2002), Michigan Health & Hospitals, August. 
  • “Managing Managed Care Within the Modern Audiology Practice,” Cwiek, Mark (2000).  Audiology Today.
  • “Legal Liability, Denial of Benefits and Managed Care,” Cwiek, Mark & Empey, Carol (1999). Michigan Health & Hospitals.
  • “Partnering For The Community’s Well-Being,” Michigan Health & Hospitals, July/August 1999.
  • “Integrating Managed Care Principles Within Physician Assistant Training Programs,” Cwiek, Mark (1999). Perspective On Physician Assistant Education.
  • "What's He Reading," Cwiek, Mark (1994).  A book review of Further Along the Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.  Michigan Hospitals.
  • “Improving Utilization and Patient Care. A Rural Hospital Reduces Length of Stay Through Policy Revisions and Education,” Cwiek, Mark (1992).  Health Progress. 
  • "Hospital Costs," Cwiek, Mark (1991). Catholic Times.
  • "Discovering Good in Adversity," Cwiek, Mark (1991).  The Reporter, Illinois Hospital Association.

Publications (Books)

  • “Critical Success Factors: Improving the Viability of Free Clinics,” Maryon, T., Johnson, J., Caison-Sorey, J., Cwiek, M., and Warden, G.   VDM Verlag Publisher, 2008, ISBN: 3639068327.
  • “Optimize Your Healthcare Supply Chain Performance: A Strategic Approach,” Ledlow, G., Corry, A. and Cwiek, M.  “Executive Series” book produced by Health Administration Press, March 2007, ISBN: 13:978-1-56793-950-7.
  • “Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism,” Cwiek, M., Johnson, J., and Ledlow, G., coeditors of three-book series, 1120 pages, Greenwood/Praeger Publishing Corporation, March 2005, ISBN: 0-275-98366-8. 

Publications (Book Chapters)

  • "Leadership Models in Practice," Chapter 8, Dynamic Culture Leadership Model developed by Ledlow, Gerald, and Cwiek, Mark, Leadership for Health Professions, 4th ed. 2023, a book authored by Gerald Ledlow, PhD, Michelle Bosworth, MD, & Thomas Maryon, DHA.  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, ISBN-13: 978-1-284-425478-5. 
  • “Models of Leadership Strategy and Influence for Health Organizations,” Chapter 11, Ledlow, Gerald & Cwiek, Mark, Health Organizations: Theory, Behavior and Development, 2nd Edition, 2019, a book edited by James A. Johnson, Ph.D. & Caren C. Rossow.  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Burlington, Massachusetts, ISBN-13: 978-1-284-10982-5 and ISBN-10: 1284109828. 
  • “Brazil,” Chapter 9, Novaretti, Marcia Cristina Zago; Cwiek, Mark Anthony, Barbosa, Antonio Pires, Comparative Health Systems, 2nd ed., 2017, a book edited by James A. Johnson, Ph.D. Jones and Bartlet Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts.  ISBN-13: 9781284111736.
  • “Leadership Models in Practice,” Chapter 8, Dynamic Culture Leadership Model developed by Ledlow, Gerald and Cwiek, Mark, Leadership for Health Professionals, 3rd ed., 2017, a book authored by Gerald Ledlow, Ph.D. and James Stephens, DHA. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, Massachusetts, ISBN-13: 9781284109412.  
  • “Community Health Education,” Minelli, M. and Breckon, D., 350 pages, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, December 2008, ISBN 13: 978-0-7637-5410-5 and 10: 0-7637-5410-2.  Chapter material provided on legal and ethical issues in health education.
  • “Introduction,” Volume 1, Cwiek, M., Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism, 2005, Greenwood/Praeger, 1: xi-xiv.
  • “America After 9/11,” Volume 1, Chapter 2, Cwiek, M., Community Preparedness and Response to Terrorism, 2005, Greenwood/Praeger, 7-21. 

Dissertation

  • Accepted in fulfillment of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Fellow Status: “The Proliferation of Bargaining Units in the Evolving Healthcare Sector:  History, Symptomatology, Prognosis & Treatment,” manuscript accepted by the Chicago-based American College of Healthcare Executives in fulfillment of dissertation requirement of the Fellowship process, 1997.  Fellowship and Board Certification status, the highest standard within the College, was attained in 1997.  

Published Abstracts

  • “Retaliatory Termination of Physician Employment by Hospitals: The Case of Zelman versus Cape Cod Hospital,” [Abstract] by Maher V. and Cwiek, M., the Global Business and Technology Association (July 2023).
  • The Aging Surgeon: When and How Should the Practice of Surgery Be Halted for Physicians Compromised by Issues Related to the Aging Process,” [Abstract] with Vick, D., Osterhout, K., and Maher, V. Global Business and Technology Association (July 2021).
  • “Don’t Mess with Nurses and Physicians: The Growing Problem with Retaliatory Termination of Employment by Hospitals,” [Abstract] with Maher, V. and Vick, D. Global Business and Technology Association (July 2021).
  • “Bioterrorism and Community Preparedness,” [Abstract], with Ledlow, J. and Johnson, J. Bulletin of the Alabama Academy of Science, (April 2004).         

Presentations (International)

  • “The Benefits and the Challenges of Electronic Health Records (EHRs),” Global Business and Technology Association 24th Annual International Conference (July 2023), in conjunction with Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • “Lawsuits Involving Retaliatory Termination of Employment By Physicians Against Hospitals,” Global Business and Technology Association 24th Annual International Conference (July 2023), in conjunction with Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • “Treating Caregivers as Criminals – Criminal Liability for Nursing and Medical Harm,” Global Business and Technology Association 23rd Annual International Conference (July 2022) – switched to online instead of an in-person conference in Istanbul, Turkey because of COVID concerns.
  • “The Aging Surgeon: When and How Should the Practice of Surgery Be Halted for Physicians Compromised by Issues Related to the Aging Process,” Global Business and Technology Association 22nd Annual International Conference (July 2021). 
  • “Don’t Mess with Nurses and Physicians: The Growing Problem with Retaliatory Termination of Employment by Hospitals,” Global Business and Technology Association 22nd Annual International Conference (July 2021). 
  • “Committing Error and Expressing Remorse: The Human, Ethical and Business Imperatives for Open Disclosure to Patients Following Medical Mistakes,” July 2018 Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, in conjunction with the Thailand Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • “Safety Issues in Healthcare: Patients & Providers at Risk,” developer, moderator, and presenter in this mini-conference including scheduled representation from Michigan Health & Hospital Association, McLaren Health System, MidMichigan Health, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, and Nove de Julho University School of Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The conference was held in The Dow Chemical Company Foundation Auditorium in the Central Michigan University College of Medicine Building in Mount Pleasant, MI, and broadcasted live to the CMU College of Health Professions Building and the CMU College of Medicine Building in Saginaw, MI, as well as being broadcasted worldwide through the Internet on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
  • “Patient Safety: Global Implications for Hospitals and Medical Organizations,” July 2017 Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, in conjunction with the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Vienna, Austria.
  • “The History of the United States Healthcare System, and the Effects of the Affordable Care Act on National Healthcare Delivery,” co-presented with Stephen Berkshire, Ph.D., June 2015, Nove de Julho University Medical School, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • “Toward the Development of International Standards for Monitoring Water Quality in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Worldwide,” July 2013, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Helsinki, Finland.
  • “The Ethics and Perils of Human Cloning,” June 2011, Science-Ethics-Faith International Conference, Lodz, Poland.
  • “International Corporations and the Need to Improve Employee Reference Sharing Capabilities: The Reciprocal Cooperative Reference-Share Model,” July 2007, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
  •   “A Continuous Progress Review Process Ensures Successful Strategic Plan Outcomes,” July 2007, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • “Telemedicine: Legal, Economic and International Issues,” March 2007, Central Michigan University Bringing Life to Scholarship Series, as found in streaming video for a national and worldwide audience.
  • “Metrics of Team Leadership,” July 2005, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • “At the Front Lines of the War on Terrorism: International Business Needing to Lead Community Preparedness,” June 2004, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa. 
  • “Access America: A Progressive Primary Care Program for the Uninsured In the United States,” June 2003, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
  • “Dynamic Culture Leadership:  Effective Leader as Both Scientist and Artist,” June 2002, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Rome, Italy. 
  • “Bioterrorism and Business:  Think Globally, Act Locally,” June 2002, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Rome, Italy.
  • “Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement: Systematic Alignment of Incentives to Support National Health Goals,” July 2001, Global Business and Technology Association International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Presentations (National)

  • “Why Study Abroad Through CMU,” video infomercial produced in cooperation with the Central Michigan University Study Abroad Program, 2016.  
  • “Lessons of the Holocaust – Nazi Terror and Ordinary Germans and the Persecution of Homosexuals under Nazi Rule,” moderator and co-developer of this live and video-streamed speaker event from the CMU College of Medicine main auditorium, June 24, 2014.
  • “Lessons of the Holocaust – Role of the Medical Profession in Nazi Germany and Surviving the Concentration Camps,” moderator and co-developer of this live and video-streamed speaker event from the CMU College of Medicine main auditorium, June 17, 2014. 
  • “Lessons of the Holocaust – Psychotherapy in the Third Reich and Abduction from Poland,” moderator and co-developer of this live and video-streamed speaker event from the CMU College of Medicine main auditorium, June 3, 2014.
  • “Deadly Medicine,” co-planner and co-developer of this traveling museum exhibition of the perversion of medical practice and medical science during the Nazi years in Europe, in conjunction with the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., the CMU College of Medicine, and the CMU Museum of Cultural and Natural History, May-July 2014. 
  • “The Affordable Care Act: Origins, Implementation and Where We Are Going,” developer, moderator, and presenter in this mini-conference including scheduled representation from Dow Chemical Corporation Human Resources, insurance exchange co-op organization Consumers Mutual Insurance of Michigan, The Physician Alliance, a health economist, and a health lawyer, CMU College of Health Professions, and the CMU College of Medicine.  French Auditorium, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, April 7, 2014.  National Public Broadcasting coverage provided.
  • “Patient-Centered Medical Homes, as Modeled in Michigan and America,” developer, moderator, and presenter in this mini-conference including representation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, CMU College of Medicine, CMU College of Health Professions, and physicians in medical practice.  French Auditorium, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, April 16, 2012.
  • “Healthcare Supply Chain:  Strategy, Operations, and Optimization,” Congress of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Chicago, Illinois, two presentations, March 10 & 11, 2008.
  • “HIPAA, Healthcare, Technology & the Law,” MICTA Annual Spring Conference, Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, April 2003.
  • “Responding to Bioterrorism at the Local Level,” discussant at the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Leader’s Forum, with Dr. Gerald Ledlow and three Surgeons General of the United States, including USN Vice-Admiral and Surgeon General Richard Carmona, Louisville, Kentucky, November 2002.
  •  “The Essence of Leadership – Preparing Your Organization for Tomorrow’s Success” The 43rd Annual Conference and Convocation of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, Hyatt Regency Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2000.
  • “Conflict Management: Positive Impact on Your Productivity and Performance” The 43rd Annual Conference and Convocation of the American Academy of Medical Administrators, Hyatt Regency Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2000.
  • “Managed Care Principles You Should Know,” conducted a National Chat with Audiology Online internet service, October 2000.
  • “Technical and Legal Dilemmas of the Organ Shortage Crisis” conducted with Dr. Jeremiah Turcotte, Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, who presented “The Surgeon’s View of Organ Replacement,” Ann Arbor, MI, May 1985.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives Lifetime Fellow, Board Certification
  • Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award, 2012
  • Central Michigan University President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creativity Finalist, 2021
  • Presidential Fellow, Sisters of Mercy Health Corporation, 1983-1984
  • JD, St. Louis University, 1983
  • MHA, St. Louis University, 1983
  • BS, Wayne State University, 1977
  • Health administration
  • Health law
  • Medical ethics
  • Executive leadership
  • Public policy
  • Patient safety
  • Risk management
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Life Fellow
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Licensed Attorney, State of Michigan (Active Emeritus Status)
  • Licensed Attorney, State of Illinois (Inactive Status)

Courses Taught

  • DHA 718:  Healthcare Law, Regulations and Ethics
  • DHA 721:  Seminar in Healthcare Policy and Politics
  • DHA 898:  Dissertation
  • HSC 203:  Leadership for the Health Professions
  • HSC 507:  Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems
  • HSC 520:  Health Services Administration
  • HSC 538:  Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration
  • HSC 545:  Health Planning
  • HSC 570:  Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations
  • HSC 571:  Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations
  • HSC 581:  Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations
  • HSC 591:  Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care
  • HSC 592:  Facility Management Issues in Long-Term Care Administration
  • HSC 593:  Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration
  • HSL 611:  Healthcare Administration and Ethical Compliance
  • HSL 631:  Healthcare Law, Compliance and Risk Management
  • MSA 601:  Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude.