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Dr. Hal C. Lawrence III retires from ACOG


The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has announced that, after 11 years with ACOG, Hal C. Lawrence III, MD, is retiring from his positions as executive vice president and chief executive officer.

Dr. Hal Lawrence

Dr. Hal Lawrence

“It has been an honor to lead the association and our dedicated team of employees to support members and advance women’s health,” Dr. Lawrence said in a statement from ACOG. “I am proud of all that we have achieved together.”

Under his leadership, ACOG has seen the creation of the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, development of ACOG’s Global Operations Advisory Group and immunization expert work group, and creation of the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative. He also helped to restructure and revitalize the ACOG annual meeting, which has been credited for increased member attendance and improved attendee satisfaction.

His retirement becomes effective Oct. 31, 2018.

Prior to his leadership roles at ACOG, Dr. Lawrence was a practicing ob.gyn. in Asheville, N.C., from 1979 to 2007 and was a member of the Ob.Gyn. News editorial advisory board.

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