Margaret Ann Dimond
Assistant Professor in East Lansing, Michigan
An assistant professor at a state university, Margaret Ann Dimond has conducted research on hospital administration and hospital-physician relationships. One major area of Margaret Ann Dimond’s research, conducted in cooperation with Henry Ford Hospital, featured physician focus groups. In studying these groups and spending time with the doctors, Ms. Dimond affirmed previous findings that doctors were not satisfied in their jobs. More importantly, however, she also determined that administrative failure to prioritize patient care and lack of empowerment played a key role in discouraging physicians from working in a hospital instead of an outside practice. These findings helped Henry Ford Hospital’s administration take steps to improve relations with their staff.
Ms. Dimond supports a number of charitable causes including the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Dogs for the Blind, and Holy Name High School. She participates actively in dog rescue programs and has fostered more than 45 dogs in addition to assisting with dog-themed charity fundraisers. She holds board memberships on several educational and animal help organizations.