Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Client News: Norton Healthcare’s Kmetz Named to Board of National Children’s Hospitals Group

Written by: Ed Green
Thomas D. Kmetz, president of Kosair Children’s Hospital and Pediatric Services, has been named to the board of directors of a new organization created by the merger of the national children’s hospitals organizations.
Kmetz, 48, is one of 12 members of the board, which oversees the merged operations of the Child Health Corporation of America, the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals.
Earlier this month, the three organizations announced their merger into a single organization, but no new legal entities have been formed. The board is searching for a new CEO for the combined organization.
The three organizations represent 223 children’s hospitals and related organizations across the country.
“It is an honor and privilege to be selected for the 12-member board and for Kosair Children’s Hospital to be able to have a strong impact on the new organization’s direction and initiatives for improving children’s health care,” Kmetz said in a news release from Kosair parent Norton Healthcare Inc.
“The board’s vision for the merged organization is to be the catalyst for improving child health and children’s health care through assessment, advocacy and action,” he said. “The association’s members believe there is strength in numbers and unity of purpose in the emerging health care environment, and by working together more seamlessly, effectively and nimbly, the merged organization’s impact at the national, state and local levels will be greater."

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