Major General David Rubenstein, MHA ’89, has seen and done it all in his 35 years in the military, from leading a medical platoon in Germany to serving as Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Army — essentially the COO of an $11 billion healthcare operation. In June, he’ll retire from the Army to focus on developing healthcare leaders through seminars and other talks.
In late February, Rubenstein was announced as a 2012 recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Gold Medal Award, the highest honor bestowed by the international professional society, given to those who “best exemplify leadership contributing to the improvement of healthcare services and community health.
For the past two years, Rubenstein — a graduate of the Army-Baylor Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration — has served as commanding general of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center, where he is responsible for envisioning, designing, developing and evaluating the U.S. Army’s battlefield medical doctrine, organizations, and equipment across the entire spectrum of the Army’s current and future missions. He has also been chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps since 2008, overseeing some 10,000 officers representing 23 different areas of health services and medical care.
Sic ’em, General Rubenstein!
Previously on Baylor Proud:
* Multiple top-25 programs making Baylor a leader in healthcare administration (Oct. 2011)
* Baylor and U.S. Army celebrate 60 years of academic partnership (June 2011)