Doris Carson Williams named to Allegheny Health Network Board of Directors

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Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that Doris Carson Williams, founder and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and president judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline, has been named to AHN’s board of directors.

"Doris is one of our region’s most respected and accomplished leaders and community advocates,” said David A. Blandino, MD, chair of the AHN board of directors.

Allegheny Health Network (AHN) announced today that Doris Carson Williams, founder and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and president judge of the Court of Judicial Discipline, has been named to AHN’s board of directors.

Ms. Williams is also the vice-chair of the Highmark Foundation board of directors, and sits on the Highmark Inc. board. Highmark Health is AHN’s parent company.

Additionally, Ms. Williams serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. A certified member of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, she also was one of the co-chairs of the Pittsburgh G-20 Partnership, which planned for the 2009 G-20 summit.

"Doris is one of our region’s most respected and accomplished leaders and community advocates,” said David A. Blandino, MD, chair of the AHN board of directors.

“She is deeply committed to building a stronger, healthier western Pennsylvania, and to promoting equitable health care outcomes for the many communities that AHN serves. We are extremely honored and grateful that she has agreed to join the AHN board, because we know that her expertise, experience and passion will be incredibly valuable in helping us to transform health care and fulfill our charitable mission,” Dr. Blandino said.

Ms. Williams has also held leadership positions at Hartford Insurance, the Service Bureau Company (a division of Control Data Corporation), Dollar Bank, and Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

About the Allegheny Health Network:
Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org), a Highmark Health company, is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region. The Network is composed of 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, multiple employed physician organizations, home and community based health services, a research institute, and a group purchasing organization. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, trauma care, cardiovascular disease, organ transplantation, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes, autoimmune disease and more. AHN employs approximately 21,000 people, has more than 2,500 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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