Kentucky executive selected to lead Milwaukee Regional Medical Center
Aug. 10, 2012 College News - Gene Gilchrist, PhD, an executive with more than 30 years experience in academic institutions with finance, government relations and health care management roles, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, effective Tuesday, Sept. 4.
“We are fortunate to have Gene join the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center as we take steps to define the vision and future of this campus, which is an economically powerful engine in southeastern Wisconsin,” said Peggy Troy, President of the MRMC board of directors and President/CEO of Children’s Hospital and Health System. “We are at a critical and important stage in the regional medical center’s evolution to define and communicate our future direction related to campus infrastructure, long-term land use planning, development and public access. Gene has the experience and skills to help lead us in those efforts.”
The executive director role has been broadened by the MRMC board of directors to include capitalizing on opportunities to reduce costs and improve quality for current and shared operations and services of campus members.
“Gene will play an important role in enhancing collaborative efforts across organizations located on the regional medical center campus,” said John Raymond, Sr., MD, MRMC board member and President and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin. “Gene is a highly qualified, experienced executive who is prepared to work with MRMC members, as well as community and business leaders, to effectively coordinate our efforts to advance initiatives that benefit our campus and support economic growth in Wisconsin.”
Since 2004, Gilchrist served as associate vice president of Health Affairs for the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He also served as vice president for Administrative Affairs for 10 years at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, and held several finance positions with the State University of New York.
Gilchrist has a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a PhD in Higher Education from State University of New York in Albany.