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
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.