[Congressional Record Volume 140, Number 145 (Friday, October 7, 1994)]
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[Congressional Record: October 7, 1994]
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                       TRIBUTE TO EDWARD B. McREE

 Mr. RIEGLE. Mr. President, I would like to bring to the 
attention of my colleagues a renowned leader in health care in the 
State of Michigan. Mr. Edward B. McRee has just retired from his 
position as president of Ingham Medical Center Corp. in Lansing MI, 
after 33 years of service.
  Mr. McRee is known to many as the ``father of Ingham Medical 
Center.'' He has developed Ingham Medical Center from its early days as 
a tuberculosis sanitorium, into the highly specialized, acute-care 
institution that it is today. The center has become a premier heart 
care center in mid-Michigan, and is world renowned for implementing the 
use of arthroscopic surgery.
  Edward McRee understands the need for comprehensive health care 
services, but he also believes in trying to control the rising costs. 
Due to his insight and creativity, Mr. McRee was the guiding force 
behind the merger of Ingham Medical Center and Lansing General Hospital 
in 1992, now referred to as Michigan Capital Medical Center. This 
system has allowed for the resources from each hospital to be joined, 
which means expanded services for clients at reasonable prices.
  The leadership, public confidence, and character of Mr. McRee are 
demonstrated in his achievements in both his professional and private 
lifestyles. He is a life member of the Michigan Hospital Association, 
and currently holds positions as a trustee and executive committee 
member, and he has been a trustee for Blue Cross-Blue Shield of 
Michigan since 1986. Mr. McRee has been affiliated with numerous other 
local, State, and national professional, civic and religious 
  Mr. McRee demonstrates a deep personal commitment to improving the 
lives of others. He has dedicated his life to raising the quality of 
care for people in his community and across the United States. He has 
set a standard that all health care professionals should be proud to 
  For his insights and leadership in the field of health care, I 
commend Edward McRee. He richly deserves this recognition for his 
important contributions to health care in Lansing, in Michigan, and in 
the world. On behalf of the citizens of Michigan, and on behalf of the 
U.S. Senate, I want to thank Mr. McRee for his outstanding