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Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014

The President’s Leadership Council (PLC) is the creation of a visionary group of community leaders and Houston Methodist President and CEO Marc Boom, MD. It was developed to engage individuals in the life of the hospital. Since its public launch in November 2014, the PLC has already brought in individuals with important insight and perspectives to help shape Houston Methodist’s external direction and carry its story to the Houston community and beyond. THE GOAL of the PLC is to create a dialogue with the community. Members communicate valuable insight, perspectives, guidance and expertise directly to Dr. Boom. This private sector leadership and input will be vital to the advancement of clinical care, translational research and medical education at Houston Methodist. THE STRUCTURE of the PLC consists of a senior cabinet; four system-wide volunteer committees: advocacy, corporate engagement, patient experience, philanthropic engagement; and five care-area-specific councils and task forces, including heart and vascular, neurology and neurosurgery, cancer, liver and performing arts medicine. Members are encouraged to join the committee, council or task force that is of the most interest to them, so that the membership experience is as fulfilling and rewarding for the PLC member as it is for Houston Methodist. The membership of the PLC is a veritable who’s who of more than 120 Houston influencers and a select group of physician advisers. Each individual will serve a three-year term with the opportunity to extend his or her commitment. Members enjoy an insider’s view of Houston Methodist while acting as part of a trusted feedback loop for Dr. Boom. “I am honored to serve as the chair of the President’s Leadership Council and see my role as being the cheerleader for the great clinical, research and academic work that is being done every day at Houston Methodist,” explains Gregory V. Nelson. “We have been the top hospital in Texas for several years and knock on the door of U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Honor Roll’ year in and year out. Houston Methodist is privileged to engage the thought-leader community in order to maintain this top-tier status in quality, innovation and clinical outcomes.” Above: Gregory V. Nelson, PLC Chair Left: Marc Boom, MD, addresses members of the PLC at the inaugural annual meeting on November 5, 2014. Below: PLC members attending the inaugural annual meeting at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. The meeting was followed by a reception at Trevísio. houstonmethodist.org/foundation 49


Houston Methodist Foundation Magazine | 2014
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