January 15, 2010

Head elected to AMGA board of directors

Head elected to AMGA board of directors

Margaret Head, R.N., M.S.N., MBA, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer of Vanderbilt Medical Group and The Vanderbilt Clinic, has been elected to the American Medical Group Association's board of directors.

Margaret Head, R.N., M.S.N., MBA

Margaret Head, R.N., M.S.N., MBA

“I am very excited about the opportunity to represent the Vanderbilt Medical Group and nursing in this multidisciplinary role,” Head said. “The future really is about patient-centered care and building a team that supports that.”

The AMGA improves health care for patients by supporting multi-specialty medical groups and other organized systems of care.

Approximately 95,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing health care services for 96 million patients.

“I am excited that Margaret has been elected to the board of the American Medical Group Association,” said David Posch, chief executive officer of TVC.

“The AMGA represents medical groups and organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated health care delivery systems. Margaret's election represents a first for AMGA, as she will be the first executive registered nurse to serve on this board. I am pleased that Margaret will be representing the VMG at this prestigious organization.”

“Margaret's appointment to the AMGA board is an affirmation of her strength and excellence as a health leader,” said Marilyn Dubree, M.S.N., R.N., executive chief nursing officer. “She is valued tremendously for her contributions and leadership at Vanderbilt and will bring that to bear on the work of the AMGA Board.”

Head will serve as an at-large director for a three-year term.

“Margaret has done a great job for us as the COO and CNO for the Vanderbilt clinics,” said C. Wright Pinson, M.D., MBA, deputy vice chancellor for Health Affairs. “I am sure she will be very effective on the board of the AMGA. We and the AMGA are very fortunate,”

Head, also adjunct assistant professor of Nursing, has been at Vanderbilt since 2007. She received her R.N. from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, her B.S.N. from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, her M.S.N. in nursing administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and her MBA, with a focus in health care administration, from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. In 1993, Head was a Commonwealth Fund executive nurse fellow.

Head is an active member of the American Medical Group Association and has participated in its Chief Administrative Officers/Chief Operating Officers Council since its inception.