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KNOXVILLE — Mickey Bilbrey, vice president of eastern operations for Quorum Health Resources, will talk about the economics of reform in the health care industry on Friday, March 25, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus.

His lecture will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

The lecture, “The Economics of Reform in the Health Care Industry: Current Trends and Future Direction,” is sponsored by the Baker Center’s Health Policy Program and the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs. It is free and open to the public and RSVPs are not required.

Bilbrey received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UT Knoxville in 1971. His visit is part of the Office of Alumni Affairs’ Accomplished Alumni program, which recognizes graduates who have achieved great professional success. The program is designed to attract alumni of note to campus to share their success stories. Alumni spend time on campus teaching students, sharing dialogue with faculty and engaging with other alumni and friends of the university.

Bilbrey has extensive experience working with hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers, serving as president and CEO of UT Medical Center and CEO of Empire Health Services in Spokane, Wash. More recently, Bilbrey was a senior managing director for Phase 2 Consulting, where he focused on strategic planning, physician and hospital integration, financial and operational turnarounds, and strategic restructuring of clinical services.

At his current position at Quorum Health Resources, he oversees the operations and development of the company’s hospital management and consulting contracts located in the eastern United States, which involve approximately 70 hospitals in more than 20 states.

For more information, contact the Baker Center at 865-974-0931 or visit


Rebekah Winkler, UT Media Relations (865-974-8304,

Amy Gibson, Baker Center (865-974-3816,