Shortell joins ThedaCare Center board of directors

Professor and Dean Emeritus Stephen Shortell has been named to the board of directors of the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value. His appointment was unanimously confirmed during the board’s June meeting.

“Dr. Shortell is one of the most accomplished healthcare researchers in the United States,” said ThedaCare Center CEO John Toussaint. “His work goes beyond research. He has tremendous experience in motivating health care leaders to change the health care system through the Berkeley Forum and other activities he has led. We are excited to have his creative energy and enthusiasm to help move forward our mission to redesign health care around the world.”

Shortell is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Organization Behavior at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He also served 11 years as the dean of the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, and holds appointments in the Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology, as well as the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Research at UCSF.

Said Shortell of the appointment, “The Center is leading the charge for fundamentally changing the way in which health care is delivered, and I’m happy to be a part of that mission.”

The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is an organization that works to redesign the three interdependent components of the health care industry—delivery, transparency, and payment—with the goal of transforming  the health care industry to deliver higher value.