COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
ANNOUNCES HILL-ROM ESSAY
February 28, 2004—Duane E. Reynolds of
The Ohio State University, Columbus, won first place in
the graduate division of ACHE's 2004 Hill-Rom Management
Essay Competition for his essay, "Improving Care
Interactions with Racially and Ethnically Diverse Populations
in Healthcare Organizations: A Challenge for Healthcare
Management." In the undergraduate division, Jenifer
K. Murphy of James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA,
placed first with "After 9-11: Elevating Bioterrorism
Preparedness in Hospitals."
and Murphy 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 journal.
the graduate division, Lisa Zinkovich of the University
of Central Florida, Orlando, placed second for her essay,
"Bioterror Events: Pre-emptive Strategies for Healthcare
Executives." In the undergraduate division, Timothy
J. Langdon of Creighton University, Omaha, NE, won second
place with "Ethics in All Things: Creating a System
of Ethics in Healthcare Organizations." The second-place
winner in each division will receive $2,000 and a plaque.
K. Harper of the University of Florida, Gainesville, won
third place in the graduate division for her essay, "Assessing
Healthcare Organization Web Sites: Quality Design Is Crucial."
Selima Taylor of Pennsylvania State University, University
Park, placed third in the undergraduate division with
"An Examination of the Relationship between Hospital
Organizational Characteristics and Organ Donor Potential."
Third-place winners will each receive $1,000 and a plaque.
six winners will accept their awards on Wednesday, March
3, at the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon
during ACHE's 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at
the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
annual competition is sponsored by Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
Hill-Rom helps today's caregivers and healthcare facilities
safely deliver effective and efficient care to their patients
in acute care, long-term care, and home care environments.
The company's comprehensive solutions consist of high-quality
care environment and clinical products, critical information
assessments, equipment services, and new expert and clinical
essay competition 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 an 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 and Development,
at (312) 424-9444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426