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January 10, 2012

PaulHKeckleyPhDCOLUMBUS, Ohio – Paul H. Keckley, executive director for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions and a frequently quoted national expert and thought leader on health care reform, has been named to Ohio State University’s Medical Center Board. The appointment was made by university President E. Gordon Gee and runs through June 2014.

Keckley holds masters and doctorate degrees from The Ohio State University and prior to joining Deloitte served in senior leadership roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As executive director of the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-based Medicine, he was principal investigator for industry and government sponsored studies that focused on applications of evidence-based medicine in pay for performance and consumerism.

He has authored three books, several peer reviewed journal articles and more than 200 trade periodical articles. He is an invited speaker and keynote presenter at conferences around the world and is frequently asked to testify to federal and state legislators about trends relevant to health system issues and options for solving problems.

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions is an independent research organization focused on trend analysis and issues of the U.S. health system.

The Medical Center board enhances strategic alignment between the Medical Center’s five individual hospital boards and reports to The Ohio State University Board of Trustees through its medical affairs committee.

The five individual hospital boards, which include the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, University Hospital, University Hospital East and OSU Harding Hospital, report to the Medical Center board and continue to be dedicated to the unique mission of each institution they serve.

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Contact: David Crawford, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Crawford.1@osu.edu