In Memoriam: Wil Mick, ACC VP of Accreditation Services
Wil Mick, vice president of Accreditation Services at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), passed away on November 28.
Wil joined the ACC earlier this year as part of the merger between the College and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), where he had served as CEO since 2011. A former President of Heartbeat International, Mick also served as regional director at U.S. Cardiovascular, as well as administrative director of the Heart Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL. Wil had a 20-year history in the cardiovascular field of initiating projects and programs that increased efficiency and productivity while providing service to populations in need.
"All of us at the ACC are saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague Wil Mick,” said ACC President Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC. “I am personally touched, having had the privilege of working with him over many years, including as part of the ACC’s Florida Chapter dating back 20 years or more. His work at that time, and more recently with SCPC and then the ACC, was notable for its superior quality and consistent focus on putting patient care first. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family. He will be greatly missed."
“Wil’s dedication and passion for saving lives guided his career choices,” stated Raymond Bahr, MD, FACC, SCPC founder and president emeritus. “Wil believed in the mission of the Society and created the processes that were necessary to save more lives. I can’t think of a better person to have led SCPC over the last five years.”
“Wil was a transformational leader who took the SCPC to new heights that few of us believed possible,” said Philip Levy, MD, FACC, chair of ACC’s Accreditation Management Board. “His tireless efforts have culminated with the Society being positioned as the de facto leader in hospital based cardiovascular service accreditation, benefiting millions in the process.”
Abraham “Abe” Joseph, director of Accreditation Services for the ACC, will succeed Wil as the vice president of Accreditation Services.
Keywords: Cardiology Magazine, ACC Publications, In Memoriam, ACC History
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