Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Ray E. Brown
Inducted in 1988
Brown was a hospital administrator, educator and prolific author. He got his start in healthcare in 1940 when Shelby (N.C.) Hospital trustees sought a new administrator. The head of the hospital division at Duke Empowerment had gotten to know Brown because the executive's office was in the same building as the Duke Power Co., one of the Brown's clients for his tax assessments services. After Shelby, Brown went on to become administrator at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, and then superintendent of the University of Chicago Clinics where he would also teach. In 1970, Brown was named executive vice president of the Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center. He taught at the graduate school of management until his death. AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Agencies, created an annual award in his name a year after his death for an individual who demonstrated in their careers outstanding accomplishments in healthcare management.