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April 19, 2010

Hospital Director

I am pleased to announce that Mike Summerer, M.D., will serve as Hospital Director of John Dempsey Hospital effective April 9, 2010. Dr. Summerer has served as interim director since January 20, 2009. Following a national search, it was decided that Dr. Summerer was clearly the best candidate for the job. His leadership and experience in organizational change and quality initiatives are largely responsible for the great success John Dempsey Hospital has achieved over the past year, culminating in our hospital's recent full accreditation. Dr. Summerer has established himself as an outstanding member of the Health Centerís leadership team.

I look forward to the continuation of a strong working relationship with Dr. Summerer and ask you to join me in congratulating him on his appointment, and wish him continued success.

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine