Harry A. Nurkin, PhD - Leaving Behind a Legacy

Harry A. Nurkin, PhD

NurkinHarry A. Nurkin, PhD, former healthcare executive and Department of Health Services Administration faculty member, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on October 13, 2011. Harry has been an integral part of the healthcare industry for many years as a visionary who transformed Charlotte Memorial Hospital into Carolinas HealthCare Systems, a mentor and administrative residency preceptor to many young aspiring healthcare executives,  and a  fervent supporter and believer in  education.

Harry worked at UAB twice - first in 1974 as Associate Administrator of UAB Hospital from and then again in 2002 as Executive-in-Residence and Director of the Executive MSHA Program within the Department of Health Services Administration.  In 2009, Harry continued to give back to UAB when he served as a judge for the UAB Health Administration Case Competition.  Not only did he provide excellent feedback to the teams he critiqued but he also provided a eulogy for L.R. (Rush) Jordan who had passed away the week before the competition and the L.R. Jordan Distinguished Lecture. 

For more details on Harry's career and contributions to the healthcare field, click here - http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/14/2691585/former-carolinas-healthcare-ceo.html