As we pause today to reflect on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we can find renewed inspiration in the work of one of the most important figures in our history. He lived during a time of racial injustice, a time when disparities in employment, education, justice and healthcare were routine. Dr. King’s extraordinary life was dedicated to rooting out these and countless other disparities that trampled on equality and hindered the progress of our great nation.
University of Miami Hospital CEO Dan Snyder has decided to leave the University to pursue other interests. UMH Chief Operating Officer David Zambrana has been appointed interim CEO.
I want to thank you for joining me yesterday morning to celebrate the season – and our successes. It was great to see, shake hands and talk with so many of you, and to express my appreciation for the important work you do.
The peak of the 2013-14 flu season is upon us. If you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to get a free flu shot, which we are offering at employee health offices across campus. It is critical for all Miller School and UHealth employees to honor their commitment to protecting the well-being of our patients — as well as each other — by getting an influenza vaccination.
The year 2013 was definitely a challenging one. After a difficult start, we worked hard and as one team to turn it around and make it a “banner year” for the Miller School, UHealth and UM. It was also a great year for our partners, Jackson and the Miami VA Healthcare System.