Doug Wilson, PhD, director of Planning and Business Development and Government Relations at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland has been appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC).
As a commissioner, Dr. Wilson will be representing the Maryland hospital industry with 10 other commissioners who will be representing insurers, physicians and other organizations knowledgeable about health care. The purpose of the MCHRC is to increase health access to uninsured Marylanders by providing support to community health resources, chiefly by awarding grants.
The MCHRC was established in 2005 by the Maryland legislature as an independent commission and met for the first time in March of 2006.
In addition, Dr. Wilson has been elected president of the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and will begin his tenure July 1, 2007. AHEC’s are located in nearly every state in America and designed to increase the supply of health care professionals serving vulnerable populations. Working collaboratively with local schools of medicine and other health care professions, AHEC’s provide clinical education sites as well as continuing education and training to practicing health care professionals and students. Dr. Wilson has been a board member of the Eastern Shore AHEC for 10 years, holding a variety of positions.
Dr. Wilson joined Peninsula Regional in June of 1982. Among his responsibilities at the Medical Center, he organizes and directs all activities related to planning, market research, strategy development, new service opportunities and government relations.