WALTHAM, MA | January 25, 2012
EDC President and CEO Luther Luedtke announced today that Dr. Paul Hofmann, president of the California-based Hofmann Healthcare Group, has joined EDC’s board of trustees.
Hofmann has worked in the health care field for over 40 years. For the past 15 years, he has devoted much of his time to assisting hospitals and health systems with their performance improvement efforts, as well as writing, speaking and consulting on ethical issues in health care.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and currently serves on a number of boards and committees dedicated to the improvement of health care quality. In 2009, he received the American Hospital Association’s Award of Honor for his “central role in shaping the field’s understanding of health care ethics.”
“As EDC continues to expand its work in education and health promotion and care, the training, skills, and experience of our newest trustee will be an exemplary addition to our board,” said Luedtke. “Dr. Hofmann’s insights and contributions regarding medical ethics dovetail nicely with EDC’s work in this important field of endeavor.”
In addition to various other appointments, Hofmann has held positions as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Alta Bates Corporation, a nonprofit health care system in northern California; executive director of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; and director of Stanford University Hospital and Clinics in Palo Alto, California. Following his residency in hospital administration, he began his career at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
An author of more than 150 publications, Hofmann was co-editor of Managing Ethically: An Executive’s Guide (2001). A second edition, Managing Healthcare Ethically: An Executive’s Guide, was published in 2010. He has held faculty appointments at Harvard, UCLA, Stanford, Emory, Seton Hall, and the University of California. His bachelor of science, master of public health, and doctor of public health degrees are from the University of California, Berkeley.
To learn about the other members of EDC’s board, go to: http://www.edc.org/about/trustees.
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