Mark A. Meister, executive director of the Medical Society of Delaware, has announced his July retirement after serving in his role since April 1989.

During his tenure, Meister led MSD through an ongoing process of dynamic evolution in response to Delaware’s incredibly complex and ever-changing healthcare environment, including: the formation of MedNet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Medical Society of Delaware that provides contract management and practice support to over 900 physicians in our state; HealthHub, an entity specializing in providing health information technology through a suite of products and services to the physician community; Voluntary Initiative Program, a safety net program for the uninsured that helps coordinate physician and referral services and resources for patients; and Delaware’s first-ever statewide patient centered medical home initiative.

In 2011, Meister was awarded the prestigious Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Medical Association. In 1999, he was given the President’s Award and in 2004 the Daniel A. Alvarez, M.D. Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his work with the Medical Society of Delaware. Meister has also served on a number of state and community boards.