Ron J. Anderson, M.D. was President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, the general public hospital for Dallas County, Texas and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas from 1982-2012. He previously served as Parkland’s Medical Director for Ambulatory Care and Emergency Services. Dr. Anderson has remained on the faculty of the Medical School as Professor of Internal Medicine and continues to see patients and teach house staff physicians at Parkland. Dr. Anderson remained on the faculty of the Medical School as Professor of Internal Medicine and continued to see patients and teach house staff physicians at Parkland. Dr. Anderson passed away on September 11, 2014.
Dr. Anderson served on the executive committee of the State Task Force on Indigent Health Care and in 1985 played a major role in the passage of landmark legislation concerning indigent health care in Texas. He was appointed Co-Chair of the Attorney General’s Task Force to study not-for-profit hospitals and unsponsored charity care in 1988, and served as a member of Governor Richard’s Health Policy Task Force in 1991-1992.
Dr. Anderson is past chairman of: the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, the Texas Association of Public and Non-Profit Hospitals, the Texas Board of Health, the National Association of Public Hospitals, and the National Public Health and Hospital Institute. Dr. Anderson was a member of the Kaiser Commission on the Future of Medicaid.