Williams Joins JPS Board of Managers

12/7/2007

Wayne Williams, MD, will be publicly sworn in as a member of the JPS Health Network Board of Managers at the Dec. 13 meeting. Williams was sworn in to the board Tuesday, Nov. 20 by Tarrant County Commissioner J.D. Johnson. He is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNT). Williams is also the medical director of Federal Prisons for UNT and is involved in special projects with UNT.

Throughout his career, Williams has operated and developed multiple medical clinics all over Texas, and had a clinic that served as the landmark case by the U.S. Supreme Court for allowing hospitals to have clinic networks. From 1999 to 2005, Williams served as chairman for the JPS Department of Community Medicine, during which he increased patient volume at 25 health centers from approximately 135,000 to more than 350,000 visits per year. Williams was named Physician of the Year by JPS medical staff in 2005.

Williams is currently a member on the Institution Review Board for the University of Texas at Arlington, and was also a member on the Board of Humana International, part of Health Corporation of America. According to him, patient care will be a top priority while on the board.

"I am a firm believer in patients. We are here for patients, and it's my intention to do everything I can for them while on the JPS Board of Managers," Williams said.