Long Range Planning, 1952-1998

Duke University. Medical Center.
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Documents several long-range planning initiatives during the period 1952 to 1998, mainly in the form of reports by the such noted consulting firms as James A. Hamilton Associates, Hospital Consultants (1952); Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Management Consultants (1961); E. Todd Wheeler and Perkins & Will, Architects (1962); Caudill, Rowlett and Scott (1963); and American Health Facilities, Inc. (1973). The series culminates in the 1991 Long Range Plan and subsequent progress reports advancing the model of an "integrated academic health system." This model was formalized in 1997 by the incorporation of Duke University Health System, Inc., as a fully-owned subsidiary of Duke University. Materials date from 1952 to 1998.


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Contains Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975).
Materials in the Duke Hospital North Series Planning Materials can only be accessed with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.

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