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Bylaw revisions proposed

July 11, 2016

Bylaw revisions proposed

(Update: This proposal was approved at the July 21 Board of Regents meeting.)

Revisions to the University of Michigan Board of Regents' Bylaws and University of Michigan Health System Bylaws are proposed in support of the reorganization and alignment efforts underway at UMHS. This includes combining the role of the executive vice president for medical affairs with the Medical School dean and introduction of the role of UMHS president.

The proposed changes further reflect a redefined UMHS as the integrated clinical enterprise including the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, the University of Michigan Medical Group and the Michigan Health Corp. 

The existing language for the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Executive Board is proposed to be moved to a new bylaws document for a recomposed and renamed “UMHS Board.” The UMHS Board will continue as the governing body of UMHS for regulatory purposes, and add advisory responsibilities to the regents over the expanded and fully integrated clinical enterprise of UMHS.  Membership on the UMHS Board will be reconfigured to, among other things, add a dean or faculty member from a University of Michigan school or college with background relevant to the missions of UMHS and up to four additional members selected for their expertise in areas of importance to UMHS.

Comments may be sent to by noon on July 20.


Heather Roe
on 7/13/16 at 11:43 am

These proposed bylaws completely exclude the voice of nursing. The nurses at the UMHS make up a large majority of the workforce.

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