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Carl Robert Fischer

Carl Robert Fischer was American health facility administrator.


  • Fischer, Carl Robert was born on November 15, 1939 in Rahway, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robert Carlton and Elsie Marie (Wolfarth) Fischer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Wagner College, 1964. Master of Science, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1966. Master in Public Health, Yale University, 1968.


    • With Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1968-1977, associate director, 1975-1977. Executive associate administrator University Cincinnati Medical Center, 1977-1980. Executive director clinical programs University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, 1980-1986.

      Associate vice president health science, Chief Executive Officer Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, 1986-1999. Executive vice president corporation functions VCU Health Systems, 1999—2002. Retired, 2003

      Board directors University Health Systems Consortium, executive committee 1994-2000, chairman board directors 1997-1998, chairman supply and services division, 1988-1989, 95-96.

      Member executive committee National Association Public Hospitals, 1999-2002.


    President Central Virginia Health Planning Agency, 1991-1993, member-at-large, 1997-2002, executive committee, 2000-2002. Board directors Richmond Lutheran Home, 2000-2001. Member American Association Medical Colleges, American Hospital Association, Virginia Hospital Association (board directors 1986-1991, 99-2000, chairman council on administration and health planning 1988, council on association development 1987-1988, physician liaison committee 1989-1990, chairman central Virginia regional planning council 1997-1999).


    • Married Lynn Elaine Ekstrand, March 12, 1966. Children: Kristen, Leslie, Meredith, Kelly.
    • father: Robert Carlton Fischer
    • mother: Elsie Marie (Wolfarth) Fischer
    • spouse: Lynn Elaine Ekstrand
    • children: Kristen Fischer
    • Leslie Fischer
    • Meredith Fischer
    • Kelly Fischer
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    Born November 15, 1939