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  Health Care Institute of IFMA Selects New Leaders
  by Site Administrator | Nov 30, 2012

The Health Care Institute (HCI), an IFMA Alliance Partner, announces leadership changes including appointment of a new President.

  • Stepping in as President is Ron Kalich, National Facilities Director at Kaiser Permanente
  • Shifting to Immediate Past President is William L. Gregory, Vice President Facility Management at Adelphoi USA
  • Appointed to the Board of Directors was Dr. Steven Driggers, Chief Medical Officer and VP Physician Services or Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc, WI

We wish to thank Bill Gregory for his multiple years of service in guiding the organization through its transition from Council status to becoming the Health Care Institute with a brand new website and increasing influence in our industry.

For those of you who havenít met Ron Kalich, hereís some background info:
He oversees facilities operations for more than 70 million square feet of Kaiser Permanente real estate in more than 1,000 buildings including hospitals, medical office buildings, parking lots, administrative and support buildings, laboratories, pharmacies, and training facilities. He is also chairman of the Kaiser Permanenteís Sustainable Energy Council, which recently established a targeted reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 30 percent by 2020.

The addition of Dr. Driggers helps diversify the HCI board by bringing a physicianís perspective to the challenges facing healthcare today. He is responsible for an employed provider group, operations of multiple primary care and specialty clinics, and quality of care. Additional responsibilities include strategic partnerships, relationships with managed care and employer organizations and physician leadership development. He has been involved in the development of clinical facility construction projects in both inpatient and outpatient settings including interior design and patient flow considerations.