Health Care Hall of Fame adds three

Coo­ley, Sen­ge­laub and Weg­miller to be hon­ored for their achieve­ments

Modern Healthcare - - THE WEEK IN HEALTHCARE -

Dr. Denton Coo­ley, Sis­ter M. Mau­rita Sen­ge­laub and Don­ald Weg­miller have been cho­sen as the lat­est in­ductees into Mod­ern Health­care’s Health Care Hall of Fame. Coo­ley, is a pioneer in

92, heart surgery who per­formed the first suc­cess­ful hu­man heart trans­plant in 1968. A year later, he per­formed the first suc­cess­ful im­plan­ta­tion of an ar­ti­fi­cial heart as a bridge be­fore trans­plan­ta­tion. Coo­ley was the founder of the Texas Heart In­sti­tute at St. Luke’s Epis­co­pal Hospi­tal in Hous­ton.

Sen­ge­laub, 94, be­gan her ca­reer in health­care in 1940 as a nurse at St. Min­neapo­lis hospi­tal sys­tem that grew and evolved into an in­no­va­tor in in­te­grated care, be­com­ing Al­lina Health Sys­tem in 1993. Weg­miller then stepped aside to lead a con­sult­ing firm that is now In­te­grated Health­care Strate­gies.

The three health­care lead­ers will be pro­filed in the March 11 is­sue of Mod­ern Health­care. They will be hon­ored at a cer­e­mony March 10 at the Hil­ton Chicago in con­junc­tion with the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Health­care Ex­ec­u­tives’ 2013 Congress on Health­care Lead­er­ship. They will join 92 oth­ers who have been in­ducted into the Health Care Hall of Fame since 1988.

Sen­ge­laub Mary’s Hospi­tal in Grand Rapids, Mich. From 1970 to 1977, she was pres­i­dent of the Catholic Hospi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion (now the Catholic Health As­so­ci­a­tion) and the first woman to hold that po­si­tion.

Weg­miller, 74, was CEO of a

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