COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
ANNOUNCES HILL-ROM ESSAY
March 12, 2005—R. Bramer Owens of Baylor University,
Waco, TX, won first place in the graduate division of ACHE’s
2005 Hill-Rom Management Essay Competition for his essay,
“The Plight of the Not-for-Profit: How Current Controversies
Are a Reflection of the Historical, Regulatory, and Competitive
Environment of the Tax-Exempt Hospital.” In the undergraduate
division, Tanisha D. Woodard of James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA, placed first with “Addressing Variation
in Hospital Quality: Is Six Sigma the Answer?”
and Woodard 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, Emily K. Hyland of The George Washington
University, Washington, DC, placed second for her essay, “Transparency
in Healthcare: Improving Stakeholder Relationships through
Disclosure.” In the undergraduate division, Lauren S.
Blind of Clemson (SC) University won second place with “Hispanic
Influx Creates Catalyst for Change: Healthcare Management’s
Position of Action.” The second-place winner in each
division will receive $2,000 and a plaque.
Poole of the University of Alabama at Birmingham won third
place in the graduate division for his essay, “Assessing
the Trend toward a Niche Strategy in the Healthcare Industry.”
Jeremy J. Trescott of Ohio University, Athens, placed third
in the undergraduate division with “A Review and Analysis
of the Medical Malpractice Liability Crisis.” Third-place
winners will each receive $1,000 and a plaque.
six winners will accept their awards on Wednesday, March 16,
at the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon
during ACHE’s 48th Congress on Healthcare Management
at the Hilton 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.
Douglas A. Klegon, Ph.D., (312) 424-9420