TO RECEIVE ACHE'S CONLEY AWARD
February 2, 2004—David
J. Campbell, FACHE, has been named the winner of the American
College of Healthcare Executives 2004 Dean Conley Award for
his article "9/11: A Healthcare Provider’s Response,"
published in the Fall 2002 issue of Frontiers of Health
award will be presented on March 3, 2004, at the Wednesday
Hot Topic Session #1 during the American College of Healthcare
Executives 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt
for ACHE's executive director from 1942 to 1965, the Dean
Conley Award is granted annually by ACHE to recognize contributions
to healthcare management literature and to encourage healthcare
executives to write and publish articles. "9/11: A Healthcare
Provider’s Response" was selected by ACHE's Article
of the Year Awards Committee.
his article, Campbell describes what the staff at Saint Vincent
Catholic Medical Centers in New York experienced in the wake
of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade
Center. As a result of facing the 1993 World Trade Center
bombing and other crises over the years, SVCMC already had
experience in disaster response. However, Campbell notes that
September 11 taught SVCMC staff eight valuable lessons, including
the need for a coordinated regional response by healthcare
providers, the importance of being able to share key information
with other providers and government agencies, and the significant
role of behavioral health services. Using compelling examples
from SVCMC's experience, Campbell thoroughly explains each
lesson and then describes the steps being taken to address
the problems they faced.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Campbell
is president and chief executive officer of Saint Vincent
Catholic Medical Centers, New York.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426