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Hospital director leaves 'U' for Blue Cross/Blue Shield
By Katie Plona Interim executive director of the University John Forsyth, in Iowa. Forsyth, served as for- kinds of initiatives for Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Daily News Editor hospitals Larry Warren said Gaucher's depar- mer University Hospitals' Chief Executive as she did at the University.
After 17 years of holding positions in the ture is a great loss to the hospital, in a state- Officer, now serves as the CEO and president However, she said Blue Cross/Blue Shield is
University Health System, the highest ranking ment last week. of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa and South in a better position than the University was
female hospital administrator began a new job "Ellen's contributions Dakota. when she began making
on Monday. over these past 17 years Gaucher is known for improvements at the
Ellen Gaucher began her career for the have been enormous,' her work at the This IS reayf t an Medical Center.
University Health System as the Director of Warren said. "We will miss University Health "Here, I'm going to be
Nursing for Ambulatory Care and left last her talent, energy and over- System's Total Quality opportuifity to able to build on other peo-
ek as the Senior Associate Director. all effectiveness. Management program. pie's success, Gauchersaid.
"It just seemed like a fascinating opportuni- "On the other hand, ' "I have done many lead a major In addition to her work
ty and a chance for me to do some great knowing that she has external projects that I tt at the University, Gaucher
things" Gaucher said. accomplished so much hope leave behind a lega- changie process. has co-authored two
Gaucher left the University to become the here, it is with a real sense cy for the future," - Ellen Gaucher books on healthcare. She
vice president of 'total Quality and Customer of pride that we bid her Gaucher said. said another book is on
Satisfaction for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of farewell and watch her go, Gaucher "(However,) the people Blue Cross/Blue Shield the way and is scheduled
Iowa and South Dakota. as have so many others that worked with me for completion in July.
"This is really an opportunity to lead a from Michigan, to climb 'yet another moun- should take the credit. I wish I had some of Gaucher said she believes the University
major change process," Gaucher said of her tain."' them here." Medical Center will announce her successor
new role. Gaucher has reunited with her previous boss, Gaucher said she will focus on the same this week.
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received by the audience, drawing
laughter for its humor and self depreca-
tion. Bollinger began his speech by rec-
ognizing the lack of enthusiasm some
audience members may have felt about
his selection as keynote speaker.
"I feel as if I should begin with some-
*ng of an apology for being your com-
mencement speaker today," Bollinger
joked. "I am not Bill Clinton"
Bollinger gave an erudite nod to the
weather, quoting Dante and T.S. Eliot to
illustrate the meteorological misery.
"April truly is the cruelest month, and
May is not far behind," Bollinger said He
went on to compare winter in Michigan
to the Iell in Dante's "Inferno".
LSA graduate Nareet "Sunny"
_hurmi said the weather was unpleas-
t, yet an ironically appropriate final6
to his career at the University.
"Either we go out with awesome
weather or absolutely shitty weather -
nothing in between," Khurmi said. "I'll
always remember Michigan by the
Khurmi said he was excited to be
done with school, and was touched more
by a sense of "euphoria" than nostalgia.
"Four years here, I couldn't have
asked for anything else," Khurmi said.
"It's probably the best school to go to in
Graduate Sara Gallagher described
the commencement ceremony as "cold
and long." Gallagher added that she
thought Bollinger's speech was good.
Graduate Peggy Bayer said she
wished the University could have drawn
a speaker with a higher profile.
"It svas a disappointment that he was
our speaker," Bayer said.
Engineering graduate Kim Roberts
said she was happy about graduating,
despite the elements.
"I'm very excited," Roberts said. "I
don't care about the rain."
Despite heavy downpour and strong winds, University President Lee Bollinger gave a heartening and humorous speech to
graduating students in Michigan Stadium.
Day honors Holocaust victims
Jacob Wheeler the importance of remembering the Scaglioni, former chair of the governing
r the Daily Holocaust. board of the University's Hillel founda-
Fifty-two years after the Allies liberat- Members of the Jewish community lit tion. "By marking it as a national holiday
ed Nazi concentration camps, people candles following the readings. The can- in Israel, it's a way ofreminding (Israel's)
around the world and on campus Sunday dies are a traditional part of the com- citizens and Jewish people all over the
commemorated the victims of the memoration.. world that this event will always be
Holocaust. "Yom Hashoah allows Jewish people remembered."
Flags in Israel flew at half-mast and or other people who were directly affect- At aYom Hashoah service in Israel on
some businesses were closed in tribute to ed by the Holocaust to remember and Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
the national day of mourning. honor the memories of those who were Netanyahu reiterated the importance of
In Germany, Poland and Belarus, killed," Terri Ginsburg, a member of Ann remembering the Holocaust.
thousands marched to the ruins of con- Arbor's Temple Beth Emeth, said. "Never again will the threat of annihi-
-ntration camps like the millions who "You do that through lighting the lation hang over our children,"
ed there more than a half-century ago. yahrzeit candles and saying the Kaddish Netanyahu said at a ceremony in
In Berlin, people spent 26 hours reading (the Hebrew prayer of mourning)," Jerusalem. "Never again will they have
aloud the names of more than 50,000 Ginsburg said. "It's a time (for people) to to live in fear and terror."
Jews killed during the Holocaust. either learn more about the Holocaust or Appropriately, Sunday's ceremonies at
While the largest commemorations process their feelings about it. It's a time the Holocaust memorial in Ann Arbor
were held in Israel, Poland and Germany, both to moum and also an educational were attended by people of all ages. The
communities all over the world - time for people to remember the effect of participants ranged from college stu-
including Ann Arbor -- took part in the the historic events of World War II and dents to elderly people and children run-
ceremonies. the consequences.' ning around in the field nearby.
University members gathered at the A theme of Yom Hashoah is the lega- "It's also important for my kids to
& i Wallenberg Holocaust memorial cy of Holocaust victims. Those who par- know what (Yom Hashoah) is," Ginsburg
near Rackham Auditorium, ticipate in the day pledge that the mem- said. "Even though I didn't take them to
for a commemoration featuring readings ory of the victims will live forever, the ceremony, they know at their own
about the Holocaust. "It's a way of marking for perpetuity levels what the Holocaust was:'
Psychology prodv ducank the a ocies thet hapened y - The Associated Press
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