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U.Va. official named to Kaiser boards

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Dr.  Richard Shannon, executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia, has joined the boards of directors of the Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.

Before joining the University of Virginia Health System, Shannon was the Frank Wister Thomas Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He also served as chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Shannon holds a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and earned his medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan are part of Kaiser Permanente, which  serves about 9.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia.


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