Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
Inducted in 2017
As an assistant professor and later director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri's School of Health Related Professions in the 1970s, Thomas Dolan looked around and saw a lot of similar students. The civil rights movement had burst onto the American scene in the preceding decades, and now the women's movement was in full swing—particularly on American campuses. However the future healthcare leaders didn't seem to reflect the changes underway in society, Dolan thought. And he was in a position to do something about it.Throughout his career—notably during his 22-year tenure as CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives—addressing gender and racial disparities would always be a top priority.