Nancy Terwoord, B.S., has been appointed senior consultant in the Division of Health Systems Management at Wright State University School of Medicine. In this capacity she will coordinate the division's health systems consulting and outcomes research.
With more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in health care, Terwoord comes to the position from WSU's University Medicine and Pediatrics, where she, as the practice manager, administered the daily operations of the clinical and office functions. She has also held the position of director for managed care services for SafeHarbour Mednet, Inc., and director of medical services for United Healthcare Corporation (Western Ohio).
Terwoord holds a Bachelor of Science in Management of Nursing Services from Mount St. Joseph College in Cincinnati. She is certified in Professional Health Care Quality and is a licensed Registered Nurse. She has been a member of the Medical Assistant Advisory Board at Sinclair Community College since 1992 and has served on Fairborn's City Council and also as its Deputy Mayor.
Wright State's Division of Health Systems Management, Department of Community Health, was launched in 1999 with a $2.5-million gift from Dayton philanthropist Oscar Boonshoft. Its mission includes consulting with corporate employers, health care organizations, and physician practice groups, conducting research in health services, population-based health care, preventive medicine, and developing educational programs in healthcare management for Wright State medical students, residents, and community physicians. The division also is involved in promoting a better understanding of health care public policy issues, especially universal health care for the population.