John Robinette Oral History Interview, October 22, 2019

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Creator:
Duke University. Medical Center. Department of Surgery.
Abstract:
John Robinette, a Duke University Hospital administrator, was recruited to Duke University by then Chancellor, Dr. William Anlyan, to become his administrative assistant after meeting him at an Association of American Medical Colleges meeting. This was the start of Robinette's long career at Duke that saw him move in the role of a hospital administrator for Duke University Hospital. This collection contains 1 oral history interview conducted on October 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project. In the interview, Robinette discusses his education; career at Duke, starting as an administrative assistant for Dr. William Anlyan and eventually moving into the role of a hospital administrator; his role in building the new Duke Hospital; the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC); working with Sabiston in the role of an administrator; and personal memories of Sabiston.
Extent:
1 Interview (1 transcript) and 78.4 MB
Collection ID:
OH.ROBINETTEJ

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Includes 1 oral history interview with John Robinette conducted on October 22, 2019 by Taylor Patterson as part of the Dr. David Sabiston Oral History Project.
In the October 22, 2019 interview, Robinette discusses his education; career at Duke, starting as an administrative assistant for Dr. William Anlyan and eventually moving into the role of a hospital administrator; his role in building the new Duke Hospital; the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC); working with Sabiston in the role of an administrator; and personal memories of Sabiston.

Biographical / historical:

John Robinette was born in Gate City, Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and his Masters in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond Virginia. In 1974, after graduating, Robinette was recruited to Duke University by then Chancellor, Dr. William Anlyan, to become his administrative assistant after meeting him at an Association of American Medical Colleges meeting. This was the start of Robinette's long career at Duke that saw him move in the role of a hospital administrator for Duke University Hospital.

Acquisition information:
Accession A2020.051 (transferred by Mary-Russell Roberson, July 2020)
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Processed by Lucy Waldrop: September 2020

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Organized into the following series: Interview, October 22, 2019.
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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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[Identification of item], John Robinette Oral History Interview, Duke University Medical Center Archives.