Interview with Robert L. Johnson, March 11, 1986

Project: University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dr. Robert F. Johnson (Director of the Division of State and Local Services, 1960-1968) recounts his role as the UKMC's Director of the Division of State and Local Services, and the attempt to reach out to the community's needs without being a traditional Public Relations department. He tells how, by taking more of a community organizer approach, he was able to coordinate experts with leaders to develop health facilities, and gives specific examples. He also details the administrative struggles inherent in the Medical Center's relationship with the rest of the University, and the legacy of the Medical Center. He lastly bemoans the reversion of the UKMC away from the original vision of distinctiveness in which it was conceived, into a more traditional Medical Center.

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1986oh101_ukmc031

Interviewee Name

Robert L. Johnson

Interviewer Name

Richard C. Smoot

Interview Date

1986-03-11

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Johnson, Robert L. Interview by Richard C. Smoot. 11 Mar. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Johnson, R.L. (1986, March 11). Interview by R. C. Smoot. University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Johnson, Robert L., interview by Richard C. Smoot. March 11, 1986, University of Kentucky Medical Center Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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