Louis Sullivan, former head of HHS, to speak at Martin Luther King ceremony

January 22, 2007

Who

Louis W. Sullivan, MD, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1989 to 1993 and founding dean and president emeritus of Morehouse University School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Chicago Medical Center's 32nd annual ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King's life and teachings.

What

This ceremony celebrates the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. It also recognizes the Medical Center employee who "best exemplifies King's commitment to fellowship, peace and justice through commitment to excellence in the workplace and community."

When

Wednesday, January 23 at noon.

Where

Room P-117,
The University of Chicago Medical Center
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Why

Sullivan has long been a leader in the effort to improve the nation's health, working to improve the overall health care system while trying to inspire individuals to improve their personal health habits. "The delivery of health care is like a symphony," he has said. "Each chord that is played must be in harmony with all the other musical elements that are presented."

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