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Hospital Administration


The Hospital Administration series (75.5 linear feet) contains the records of various directors of the University of Michigan Hospitals, as well as the executive boards and councils. This series is broken up into 8 subseries, each one focusing on a different administrator or committee. Included amongst the administrators are some of the directors, executive directors, associate directors, and assistant directors.

The Dalston, Jeptha W. subseries (1 linear foot) contains documentation from Dalston's time as the executive director of the hospital system, from 1975 to 1985. This subseries contains a volume of Dalston's correspondence. More records relating to Dalston can be found within the subseries of his successor, John Forsyth.

The Executive Director's Council subseries (4 linear feet) contain records from the Executive Director's Advisory Council, as well as the similar Executive Director's Council. Included within this subseries are mainly the meeting minutes of these administrative councils as well as other project files. This subseries contains records from 1980 to 1995 and is arranged chronologically.

The Forsyth, John subseries (29 linear feet) makes up a bulk of the Hospital Administration series. These materials contain records from Forsyth's time as the Executive Director of the Hospitals, between the years 1985 and 1996. This subseries documents the full range of activities in which hospital executives participated in the 1980s and 1990s, including affiliations, negations, and merger talks with other local hospitals as well as with the University of Michigan Medical School, relations with the state of Michigan, the development of a health maintenance organization (HMO), and financial and strategic planning for a major medical institution. Records relating to hospital departments contain some annual reports as well as full-scale reviews of the departmental programs. Some of the materials in this subseries also contain documentation of some of projects and actions performed by Forsyth's predecessor, Dalston.

The Haynes, Harley subseries (4 linear feet) consists of records relating to the actions of the Hospital Director (precursor to the role of executive director) from 1924 to 1945. This subseries is completely comprised of director's correspondence, which is arranged alphabetically by topic.

The Howe, Arlene subseries (3 linear feet) contains material from 1973 to 1978, in which she spent time as the Assistant Director of the Hospitals. Topical files are contained within the subseries, and are arranged alphabetically. They include information on the various projects that Howe took part in, many of them concerning the construction of some of the hospital buildings. There are also committee meeting minutes that Howe was involved with, documenting building renovations and space allocation.

The University Hospitals Executive Board (17.5 linear feet) subseries consist of materials from the Executive Board, along with related administrative committees including the Executives Council, Executive Staff, Board in Control, and Executive Board. The materials range from 1919 to 2011 and mostly made up of the minutes from these board meetings and executive directories.

The Warren, Larry subseries (11 linear feet) covers the years 1996 to 2006 during his time as the Executive Director of the Hospitals. Materials found in Warren's files date between 1988 and 2010. The subseries is primarily made up of Warren's Topical Files. Also included in the subseries are videotapes from the Executive Director's Forum as well as volumes of Warren's correspondence. The Strong, Douglas L. subseries (1 linear foot) contains bound correspondence for the years 2005-2010. Strong serverd as the Interim Director between 2006 and 2010.

The Zugich, John subseries (5 linear feet) consists of the topical files of the Associate Director of the Hospitals during the mid-1970s. Materials include records of hospital projects, including surveys and studies, which Zugich took part in. This subseries is arranged alphabetically.


Hospitals (University of Michigan) records, 1875-2010

168 linear feet — 1 oversize folder — 33 oversize volumes — 18.7 MB

The University of Michigan Hospital system has evolved and expanded since its inception in 1869. The various hospitals, such as the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, provide medical treatment to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. The Hospitals records contain five series: Hospital Administration, Nursing, Committees/Councils, Patient Files, and Hospital Buildings. This collection includes meeting minutes, patient files, director files, correspondence, and more.

the University of Michigan Hospitals records include administrative correspondence and topical files; committee files; ward reports and other case records; annual reports of hospital departments; records of hospital activities, and clippings