March 15, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 12

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    Muller will step down July 1 from his University Hospitals post

    Ralph Muller, who has led the University Hospitals and Health System as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1985, announced Monday, March 12, that he would step down on July 1.

    “Ralph has been a tireless servant of both the University and the Hospitals for 21 years,” wrote President Randel in a letter to officers and deans of the University. “Under his leadership, the Hospitals have been regularly listed as one of the top medical centers in the country and have undergone significant expansion with construction of several new facilities, including the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine in 1996,” wrote Randel.

    “For his vision and leadership, his many colleagues and friends are indeed grateful. As he sets his sights on new challenges in the national and international health care arena, we all wish him well.”

    Later this summer, Muller will join the Health Care Policy Programme at the King’s Fund, an internationally known health care policy institute in London.

    In 1980, Muller came to the University as budget director. He was named CEO of the Hospitals in 1985.

    Muller also served as chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges, the primary organization representing the 141 accredited U.S. and Canadian medical schools and the 400 major teaching hospitals. He also has served as head of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and is currently vice-chairman of the board of the University Health System Consortium.

    Since 1989, Muller has served as chairman of the board of trustees for the National Opinion Research Center at the University.