The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing and Health Professions

Crawford Lecture 2005

The Spring 2005 Crawford Lecture Series

"A New Age For Practice: Nursing In The 21st Century"

The University of San Francisco School of Nursing along with the Crawford Foundation was pleased to present Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady as the Spring 2005 Crawford Lecturer.

The session specifically focused on provider transformation in an integrated and restructured delivery system.

The focus reflected the introduction of a new health care context supporting the clinical and professional caregivers in health care. Implications were included for the provider with regard to empowerment to support a horizontally decentralized environment.

Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady Biography

Dr. Tim Porter-O'Grady has been involved in health care for 33 years. He has served in many positions from clinical provider to both hospital and health service executive in a variety of health services and is a principle in an international health consulting practice.

He is currently Senior Partner of Tim Porter-O'Grady Associates, an international health consulting practice specializing in health systems futures, governance leadership and conflict issues. He also serves as an associate professor on the graduate faculty of Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Porter-O'Grady holds degrees in nursing, clinical administration, learning behavior and health systems. He has done post-doctoral work in aging and is a certified clinical specialist in gerontology. He is a graduate of the Harvard University conflict management program and is certified by the Supreme Court's Office of Dispute Resolution as a registered mediator and arbitrator.

Tim has written over 145 journal articles and book chapters and has published thirteen books (4 of which have won the AJN health care management, "Book of the Year" award). He has consulted with over 700 hospitals and health care agencies internationally and has spoken in 1750 health-related settings in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Porter-O'Grady is listed in seven different categories of Who's Who in America, serves on seven health care journal editorial boards and is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Tim has served on a number of community and national boards and has been an elected officer in a variety of health related agencies and organizations. He has been a health systems expert for the National Health Policy Council, governing board member Franciscan Health System, Vice-chair of the governing board of Catholic Health East, (84 hospitals, health services), President of the Georgia Nurses Foundation, and Chair of the Board of AID Atlanta, just to name a few.

Tim has focused his professional work on health systems innovation and creativity as applied to the design and delivery of health services. He is considered an expert on health futures and innovative health service models. Tim has a strong commitment to building healthy communities and facilitating the partnerships necessary to sustain them.