Today's Date: October 18, 2021
Bierman ABA Autism Center Launches First Arizona Center   •   Scripps literacy campaign will distribute 200,000 books to kids across the country   •   Experts share practical strategies to help Canadians age at home   •   First Ever Hess Cargo Plane And Jet Now On Sale   •   NPMA Launches “Out of Sight” During Rodent Awareness Week   •   Female Leadership, The Hospitality Industry And Customer Service: How Preferred Employers Insurance Celebrates National Business   •   Entravision Announces Launch of New Morning Radio Program ‘El Show del Raton’   •   For First Time, Humana Offering Medicare Advantage Plans in Connecticut   •   Belk Launches New Wonderly Brand   •   Redbox to Add Over 20 Free Ad Supported Television (FAST) Channels to Its Streaming Service Including Live Local News, Spanish L   •   Club Wyndham Brings Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas to Life in Three Immersive Holiday Suites   •   Online Tool Helps Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries Evaluate their Health Care Options   •   Indian Motorcycle, Jack Daniel’s® & Klock Werks® Kustom Cycles Celebrate American Craftsmanship With Limited-E   •   KelseyCare Advantage Once Again Earns Highest-Quality Plan Recognition of 5 Stars by Medicare for 2022   •   Viva Eve Opens State-Of-The-Art Fibroid Center In Astoria, Queens   •   Ob Hospitalist Group Achieves Major Milestones Supporting Women and Newborns’ Health During 15th Anniversary   •   Rent-A-Center Reopens Store in Houston, Texas   •   Brightline Continues Rapid Expansion With New Autism Spectrum Disorder Services, Programs for LGBTQ and BIPOC Youth   •   Adameve.com Asks "Have You Ever Fallen In Love At First Sight?"   •   It’s Time to Be Merry at Macy’s This Holiday Season
Bookmark and Share

Meharry Medical College President Elected To Society Of Medical Administrators

(Nashville, Tenn.) –  Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP, President & Chief Executive Officer of Meharry Medical College has been elected to the prestigious Society of Medical Administrators (SOMA).

SOMA started in 1909 as the Medical Superintendents Club, a small group who met annually in New York City to discuss hospital administration. Originally, membership was limited to 25 people, all of whom had to be physician CEOs of hospitals. Charter members included the directors of Massachusetts General Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, Bellevue Hospital, Cincinnati General Hospital, Brigham Hospital, Barnes Hospital and New Haven Hospital. Membership was by election and had to be unanimous. These criteria remain in place today.

By 1949 the organization expanded to 50 active members — where it stands today — and was composed of physicians with major leadership responsibilities in healthcare organizations and health facilities not limited to acute care hospitals. Notable members include Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs, emeritus at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Jacobson and Riley are the only two Nashvillians of three Tennesseans in the group.  Prominent current members include: Dr. Darrell Kirch, President & CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Marc Chasin, President of The Joint Commission, Dr. Peter Slavin, President, Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Christine Cassell, President of the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Riley is the third Meharrian, and the first Meharry Medical College leader to be elected to SOMA. Meharry Trustee Dr. Neal Vanselow, Chancellor Emeritus of the Tulane University Medical Center, is also a member of the group as well as distinguished Meharry alumnus Retired Major General Dr. Leonard Randolph, Senior Vice President & CMO, Mercy Health Partners.

“It is a tremendous honor for Meharry and Nashville for Dr. Riley to have been elected into such an elite group,” Jacobson said. “Dr. Riley’s appointment demonstrates that the nation’s top health care administrators recognize his superb leadership and management skills. ”

Riley is the 10th President of Meharry Medical College. Previously, he served as Vice-president and Vice Dean for Health Affairs and Governmental Relations and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas.

“Dr. Riley’s election is well-deserved; he is a tremendously gifted administrator and leader who joins a prestigious group of other physicians who are leaders in medicine,” said Dr. Vanselow, adding that “he will contribute a great deal to the organization and he will gain a great deal.”

About Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College is the nation’s largest private, independent, historically black academic health center dedicated solely to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services; and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees, and Ph.D. degrees.

DISCLAIMER: This email and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and contain health information that is legally protected. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. The authorized recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this information to any other party unless permitted to do so by law or regulation. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, disclosure, copying, or distribution, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please notify the sender immediately and arrange for the return or destruction of these documents.

DISCLAIMER: This email and any files transmitted with it may be privileged, confidential, and contain health information that is legally protected. This information is intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. The authorized recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this information to any other party unless permitted to do so by law or regulation. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, disclosure, copying, or distribution, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please notify the sender immediately and arrange for the return or destruction of these documents.

 

 Janet M. Caldwell: 615.500.0632 or jcaldwell@mmc.edu

Cynthia Yeldell: 615.327.6986 or 615.280.0319 or cyeldell@mmc.edu

 


 


Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News