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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives have
 3    learned of the retirement of Dr. John  W.  Pollard  from  the
 4    Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois; and
 5        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Pollard  received  his  education  at  the
 6    University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in
 7    1954, a Bachelor of Science degree in 1955, and his Doctorate
 8    of  Medicine  in  1957;  Dr. Pollard interned at Valley Forge
 9    Army Hospital in  Phoenixville,  Pennsylvania  from  1957  to
10    1958;  he  spent  the  years 1959 to 1962 in residency at the
11    Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, specializing in Internal
12    Medicine and  Cardiology,  in  addition  to   serving  as  an
13    assistant to the staff of the Mayo Clinic and Foundation from
14    1962  to  1963;  in  1977  Dr.  Pollard received a Masters in
15    Business  Administration  from  the  University  of  Illinois
16    College of Commerce in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; and
17        WHEREAS,  In  1963,  Dr.  Pollard  began  his  career  in
18    Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Medical  Administration  at
19    the Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois ; and
20        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Pollard  has  served  as Vice President of
21    Medical  Services  for  The  Carle  Foundation;   was   Chief
22    Executive  Officer  of the Carle Clinic Association from 1979
23    to 1994; was certified by  the  American  Board  of  Internal
24    Medicine  in  1966;  received  a Fellowship from the American
25    College of Physicians in 1970, a Fellowship from the American
26    College of Cardiology in 1972,  and  a  Distinguished  Fellow
27    from  the  American  College of Physician Executives in 1983;
28    and
29        WHEREAS, Dr. Pollard is a member of the American  College
30    of  Cardiology, the American College of Physician Executives,
31    the American College of Physicians, and the American  Medical
32    Association; and
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 1        WHEREAS, Dr. Pollard received a teaching appointment as a
 2    Clinical  Professor  at the University of Illinois College of
 3    Medicine in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; and
 4        WHEREAS, Dr. Pollard has served as President of both  the
 5    American  Group Practice Association and the American College
 6    of Physician Executives, as well as being  a  member  of  the
 7    Medical Group Management Association; and
 8        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Pollard has been an integral part of Carle
 9    Clinic over the years; serving recently as Vice President  of
10    Medical  Affairs for the Carle Foundation Hospital and Senior
11    Vice President of Health Alliance Medical Plans, as  well  as
12    serving  as interim CEO of Health Alliance Medical Plans from
13    July 1995 to March 1996 while the selection  of  a  permanent
14    CEO occurred; and
15        WHEREAS,  Dr. Pollard has received many awards, including
16    the  American  College  of   Medical   Group   Administrators
17    Executive Award in 1985, the Yater Award for contributions to
18    group  practice  from the American Group Practice Association
19    in 1995, and the Carle Physician Excellence  Award  in  1996;
20    and
21        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Pollard  is  the  loving  husband of Gwen;
22    loving father of four and grandfather of five, in addition to
23    being a foster parent,  along  with  his  wife,  to  over  60
24    children; therefore, be it
27    congratulate  Dr. John W. Pollard on his retirement, and wish
28    him continued happiness in his future; and be it further
29        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
30    presented to Dr. John W. Pollard.

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