Harold H. Gardner - 1958
Pioneer in the creation of health maintenance organizations
Harold H. Gardner attended the University of Wyoming from 1956 to 1958,
during which time he played on the Cowboys basketball team. He received
his M.D. from the University of Rochester Medical School in 1965,
completing his post-doc clinical training in internal medicine and
gastroenterology at Strong Memorial Hospital and University of
Rochester. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 until 1968.
From 1971 to 1984, Gardner was employed by or affiliated with several
academic and health care institutions, including the University of
Rochester, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester, the Medical Group of the
Genesee Valley Group Health Association, Wayne State University, and
Mount Sinai Medical Center.
A pioneer in the creation of the health maintenance organizations,
Gardner cofounded Primary Prevention, Gardner & Associates, and
Options & Choices, between 1984 and 2002. He is also the founder,
owner, and president of the Health as Human Capital Foundation (HHCF).
Gardner is currently an adjunct professor in both the UW College of
Health Sciences and College of Business and sits on the College of
Business Advisory Council.
He is also the founder, owner, and president of Human Capital Management Services, Inc. (HCMS), a UW affiliate.
Photos courtesy of UW College of Arts and Sciences and American Heritage Center