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UTMB’s Sollenberger America’s Essential Hospitals chair-elect

UTMB’s Sollenberger America’s Essential Hospitals chair-elect

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A member of the leadership team at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Donna K. Sollenberger, executive vice president and CEO of UTMB’s health system, will also become a leader for the nation’s leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable, America’s Essential Hospitals.

On July 1, 2016 Sollenberger began serving as the chair-elect of AEH’s board, and will become board chair in July 2017.

“Ms. Sollenberger exemplifies our highest standards at UTMB in support of our mission to provide the highest quality care,” said Dr. David L. Callender, president of UTMB. “We are proud that she will be helping lead such an esteemed organization and know she will prove to be a great asset to America’s Essential Hospital’s board.”

Sollenberger, who joined UTMB in 2009, has overseen an unprecedented expansion of UTMB health services and achievements, including the opening of the Jennie Sealy Hospital, League City Campus and its hospital, many new clinics throughout the region, and moving the Angleton Danbury Hospital into the UTMB Health enterprise.

As CEO of the UTMB Health System, Sollenberger is responsible for providing strategic, operational and financial oversight for UTMB’s patient care enterprise that includes a network of five hospitals, more than 70 off campus- and community based clinics, and a Correctional Managed Care program that provides health care to three-fourths of the state’s incarcerated.

Under Sollenberger’s leadership UTMB has received numerous awards for increasing positive patient outcomes and achieved ANCC Magnet status in nursing

Sollenberger has also been deemed one of the top 25 women in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine.

“I believe that by serving as Chair-elect of America’s Essential Hospital’s board, I will be able to assist in advancing America’s Essential Hospital’s advocacy that emphasizes the need to preserve and strengthen America’s safety net hospitals, and to assure that the health care needs of vulnerable populations are addressed for years to come,” said Sollenberger.

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