Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed William H. Considine, chief executive officer emeritus of Akron Children’s Hospital, to serve a nine-year appointment as a board trustee at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His term began Sept. 22, 2020, and ends Sept. 21, 2029.
William H. Considine currently serves as Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Akron Children’s Hospital. He served with distinction as president and CEO for 40 years and dedicated both his career and personal life to improving pediatric care and the quality of life for children and families. He is one of the longest-tenured hospital chief executives in the country and is an internationally known advocate for issues affecting children’s health and well-being. Considine is a respected resource for policymakers in both Columbus and Washington, D.C.
“We are fortunate to have such a widely respected professional join our board of trustees,” noted John T. Langell, M.D., Ph.D., president of NEOMED. “William Considine’s hospital administration experience will be invaluable as NEOMED continues to have a positive impact as a state university ― graduating health care professionals, expanding workforce development solutions and improving the health of Northeast Ohioans through cutting-edge research and relevant commercialization activity.”
Considine is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. A past chairman of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions, now known as the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA), he served on the CHA’s Council on Child Advocacy. Considine served as chairman of the Child Health Corporation of America and was a member of the American Hospital Association’s Maternal Child Health Governing Council. The past chairman of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, he is also a past chairman of the Children’s Miracle Network Board. Considine served on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Health Care Payment Innovation as well as the Ohio Hospital Association’s Task Force on Healthcare Transformation.
In 2009, Considine was inducted into the Business Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Ohio Business Roundtable and was appointed to the Board of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in 2011. Considine continues to serve on the boards of numerous Akron-area community organizations and has been honored by many of these, including the American Lung Association, March of Dimes, Mental Health Association of Summit County and Akron Public Schools. In 2006, the American Red Cross honored him with the H. Peter Burg Community Leadership Award. In 2011, the Akron Community Foundation presented him with the Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award in recognition of his many years of community service. In 2014, both the United Way and Akron Children’s Hospital presented Considine with their Distinguished Service Awards.
William Considine earned an undergraduate degree from The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, and a master’s degree in health science administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus. He has also received two honorary degrees: a doctorate in humane letters from The University of Akron and a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) from Northeast Ohio Medical University.
Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) harnesses diversity, innovation and collaboration to create transformative leaders and improve health through education, discovery and service. The University values leadership, excellence, advocacy, diversity, equity and respect and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical and life science areas. Visit www.neomed.edu.
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