Disrupting Healthcare: Is Business Innovation The Cure?

For our annual Hoffman Family Business Lecture Series, scheduled for 12 noon April 11, 2018 at the Ira Allen Chapel, the University of Vermont, Grossman School of Business is proud to welcome UVM alum, Chris Durovich ’79, back to campus.

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, and has more than 30 years of leadership experience in adult and pediatric health care and physician practice management. Chris’ lecture will focus primarily on the effects of disruption on the health care business.

Since becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in 2003, he has guided Children’s Health to be the eighth-largest pediatric health care system in the nation, serving more than 280,000 children each year.

Prior to joining Children’s, Chris served in adult health care leadership roles at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Michigan Health System, Northwestern University Medical School and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, his MS from the University of Northern Colorado and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and has served as an adjunct professor at Rice University. He also served on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris back to UVM as this year’s Hoffman Family Business Lecture Speaker,” said Grossman School of Business Dean Sanjay Sharma.  “Chris’s experience and expertise in both healthcare and strategic management, will motivate and enlighten our students.”

Aside from his speech, his visit includes a working breakfast with a select group of students, Grossman faculty, as well as a meeting with UVM and Medical Center leadership.

The Hoffman Family Business Lecture Speaker event will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at the Ira Allen Chapel beginning 12 noon, is free and open to all.

By Amanda Simpfenderfer
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