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Dr. Michael Williams, Ross University Class of ’84, Named CEO of Hill Country Memorial Health System in Texas

11/17/08

November 17, 2008—(North Brunswick, NJ)—Dr. Michael Williams, an alumnus of Ross University School of Medicine’s class of 1984, was named chief executive officer of Hill Country Memorial Health System (HCMHS), Fredericksburg, TX. HCMHS is one of the nation’s leading rural, non-profit health care centers. 

Dr. Williams, who becomes the third CEO to lead the 37-year-old system, was selected after an intensive, six-month nationwide search. He began his career at HCMHS as an anesthesiologist in 1995. Before his work at HCMHS Dr. Williams attended residency programs, with a special emphasis in critical care medicine and cardiovascular anesthesia training, at Parkland Memorial Hospital/Southwestern Medical School and the Texas Heart Institute.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead such a distinguished group of professionals. I am dedicated to maintaining HCMHS’s status as a leading provider of health care, particularly for people who live in rural communities,” said Dr. Williams. “At HCMHS, we will continue to provide the best medical care for our patients.”

Dr. Williams continued, “The experience and the education I acquired as a student at Ross University has provided me with the tools to become a successful leader in the medical field. I’m excited to share my experience with my colleagues at HCMHS.”

Dr. Williams received his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 1981. He also earned an MBA in health care management from Duke University.

HCMHS serves Gillespie, Blanco, Burnet, Mason, Llano, Kendall, Kerr and Kimble counties in Texas.

About Ross University School of Medicine

Ross University, founded in 1978, is a provider of medical and veterinary education offering doctor of medicine and doctor of veterinary medicine degree programs. The School of Medicine is located in Dominica, West Indies and the School of Veterinary Medicine is located in St. Kitts. Ross will open a new location in Freeport, Grand Bahama in 2009. The first four semesters of pre-clinical training are taught in Dominica over a 16-month period. Students complete their fifth semester, Advanced Introduction to Clinical Medicine, in Miami, Florida; Saginaw, Michigan; or Dominica. Semesters six through ten consist of core and elective clinical rotations in U.S. affiliated teaching hospitals. Ross University graduates are eligible to practice medicine in all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Puerto Rico upon successful completion of the requisite licensing examinations.

Ross University’s administrative offices are located in North Brunswick, NJ. For more information about Ross University, visit www.rossu.edu or call 732.509.4600.