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Rountree, George D(enton)

Rountree, George D(enton)

Rountree, George D(enton)

Rountree, George D(enton) (b. March 14, 1937, Houston, Texas, USA), health institution manager. He joined the American Hospital management staff in 1990, and was general director in the periods 1992-1999 and 2001-2006. 

Rountree completed an undergraduate degree at Lamar University in Texas and a master’s degree in hospital management at Washington University in Missouri. He undertook further training on health systems management at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and Public Health. From 1969 to 1977, he served as assistant director at the Houston Methodist Hospital, later becoming president of the Multi-Care Health Corporation & Quadrus International in Houston (1979-90). In the same period, he also worked as a project manager for the establishment of the International Hospital in Istanbul (1987-90). In August 1990, Rountree joined the management team of the American Hospital, becoming general director in 1992 and remaining in post until 1999. From 1999 to 2000, he was CEO of the Medical Centers Management Company in Boston, but returned to his position as general director of the American Hospital in 2001. Under his management, the American Hospital showed significant quantitative, qualitative and financial improvement.

After he left the American Hospital in 2006, he provided consultancy services to healthcare establishments in Turkey, Greece, Sudan, Turkmenistan and the USA. He spent some time managing an olive farm near Erdek, Balıkesir, naming it Apostle Grove. Rountree has also taught at Istanbul University School of Business and at Washington University School of Medicine Healthcare Management Program.

Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.