COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
ANNOUNCES HILL-ROM ESSAY
March 5, 2003Diana Gerhardus of Trinity University, San Antonio,
TX, won first place in the graduate division of ACHE's 2003 Hill-Rom Management
Essay Competition for her essay "Robot-Assisted Surgery-The Future is
Here." In the undergraduate division, Elizabeth J. Floyd of The University
of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, placed first with "Healthcare Reform through Rationing."
Gerhardus and Floyd will each receive $3,000 and a plaque; their schools
will each receive $1,000. In addition, the first-place essays will be
published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE's official
second-place winner in each division will receive $2,000 and a plaque.
In the graduate division, Jennifer R. McCarthy of Oregon State University,
Corvallis, placed second for her essay "The Malpractice Crisis: Making
Managers Part of the Solution." In the undergraduate division, Melissa
N. Evarts of Ithaca (NY) College won second place with "The Legal Evolution
and Impact of Cost Containment Initiatives."
Perez Koehlmoos of the University of South Florida, Tampa, won third place
in the graduate division with her essay "Magnet Mania: A Beginner's Guide
to Health Care's Hottest Designation." Jackie A. Thomas of Oregon State
University, Corvallis, placed third in the undergraduate division with
"Lessons from Gandhi: When Leadership and Spirituality Collide." Third-place
winners will each receive $1,000 and a plaque.
six winners will accept their awards on Wednesday, March 19, at the Leon
I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon during ACHE's 46th Congress
on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. The annual competition
is sponsored by Hill-Rom, which provides solutions for clinical and financial
outcomes. Based in Batesville, Ind., Hill-Rom offers a range of products,
clinical process improvements, and support backed by service centers in
both the United States and Canada.
awards program was developed to stimulate student writing about important
issues and developments in healthcare management. It is open to all ACHE
Student Associates enrolled in either a graduate or undergraduate U.S.
or Canadian health administration program that sponsors an ACHE student
chapter. For more information and submission guidelines, contact Reed
L. Morton, Ph.D., FACHE, associate director of ACHE's Division of Research
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426