The new organization for Health Science units and the hospital
at UIC will face serious challenges. Getting the right people in key
positions to make the new structure work effectively will be crucial.
Working through the implications of this new structure on complex
inter-relations that link the President, the UIC Chancellor, the newly
formed VC Health Affairs, the College of Medicine, and the Hospital
will require time, patience, adaptability, shared dedication to overall
success. Nothing in the new structure as now articulated addresses the
vexed relation of the regional college of medicine in Urbana to the
larger UIC health enterprise. Successfully resolving pertinent issues
at Urbana will, in some form, involve increased autonomy, authority,
and academic position control for Urbana.