Background Information

Douglas L. Strong joined the University of Michigan Health System in 1998 as Associate Vice President for Health System Finance and Strategy.  In 2002 he was also named Interim Chief Financial Officer, and assumed the post permanently in 2004. In October 2005 he was named Interim Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and in August 2006 he assumed the post on a permanent basis.

Strong came to the University of Michigan from the University of Chicago, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Associate Dean of the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Biological Sciences Division. Previously, he was Associate Dean for Administration and Finance at the School of Medicine of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Associate Dean of Planning and Operations at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He also held several positions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Strong is active in state and national healthcare associations. He has been on the Michigan Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees and Executive Committee since 2006, served as Chair of the Board from June 2011 to July 2012, and is now immediate past chair, an officer position.  He is also on the University Health System Consortium Board of Directors, Chair of the Governing Board, and serves as the Executive Compensation Committee Chair.

Strong holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Master of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences.


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Education

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA

FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE, Bachelor of Arts, 1973, Lancaster, PA

Major: Government
Honors: Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Career Summary

Progressive responsibilities over a 28-year career in five academic medical centers. Leadership accomplishment and substantive experience in medical schools, faculty group practices, hospitals and health plans. Management generalist with broad skills as well as specialization in finance.

Professional Experience

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 2006-present, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Experience

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH SYSTEM (UMHS), 1998-present, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chief Executive Officer, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
August 2006 – Present

Executive leadership for all activities of the Hospitals and Health Centers (HHC)

Interim Director and Chief Executive Officer, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
October 2005 – July 2006

Executive leadership for all activities of the Hospitals and Health Centers (HHC)

Associate Vice President, Health System Finance and Strategy, 1998-2005

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, created the role of Associate Vice President for Finance and Strategy with an overall goal of strengthening the Health System through integration of its component units.

Chief Financial Officer, Hospitals and Health Centers, December 2001 – October 2005

Planned and directed the financial affairs of HHC with full responsibility for Accounting and Reimbursement, Admissions and Inpatient Business Services, Budget and Rate Setting, Facility Billing and Collection Services, Financial Decision Support, Outpatient Registration & Insurance Verification, Utilization Management and Training, Education and Communication.

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES DIVISION AND PRITZKER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, 1996-1998, Chicago, IL
Associate Dean and Chief Financial Officer

Executive management of all aspects of budget and finance of a $350 million organization.

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, 1992-1996, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Associate Dean, Administration and Finance

Reported to the Dean of the School of Medicine and provided executive management over all finance and administrative functions including budget and financial management, strategic planning, facilities management, human resources and information resource management.

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, 1989-1992, St. Louis, MO
Associate Dean, Planning and Operations

Reported to the Dean of School of Medicine with responsibility for business operations and planning.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, 1977-1989, Philadelphia, PA
Director, Resource Planning and Analysis and three other positions

Reported to Associate Dean for Resource Management and Special Assistant to the Dean with broad responsibilities and experience in administration and finance.