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MEDIA ADVISORY-January 2, 2003

EVENT: American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Management

DATE: March 17-20, 2003

WHERE: Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

CONTACT: Information-Ann C. Bartling, CHE, Vice President, Communications, (312) 424-9420
For media press releases or to request a Congress brochure-Division of Communications, (312) 424-9421

Learn how labor shortages, the medical malpractice crisis, and reimbursement shortfalls are changing the healthcare management field. Through more than 100 events, experts in healthcare management will explore such topics as limiting liability exposures, understanding healthcare labor issues, implementing risk management procedures, and ensuring financial stability. Programs will include two keynote addresses, three luncheon presentations, and more than 85 seminars on topics that are of vital interest to you and your readers.

For a detailed listing of Congress events and times, visit ache.org or call Ann Bartling at the number listed above. Following are a few highlights of the 2003 Congress program.

"Disaster Planning: Preparing Your Hospital for an Uncertain Future"
Tuesday, March 18
K. Joanne McGlown, Ph.D., R.N., CHE Phillip D. Robinson, FACHE
Lead Medical Researcher Chief Executive Officer
Battelle Memorial Institute JFK Medical Center

"Findings from the 'Health System of the Future' Initiative"
Monday, March 17
Bradfold Koles
Managing Director and National Spokesman
The Advisory Board Company

"Leveraging Technology in an Era of Scarcity"
Wednesday, March 19
Jeff Goldsmith, Ph.D.
President
Health Futures, Inc.

"Physician-Hospital Relations: Collaboration, Competition, Cooperation"
Wednesday, March 19
Moderator: Nathan S. Kaufman
Senior Vice President for Healthcare Strategy
Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation

Panelists: Dennis R. Barry, CHE Glenn A. Fosdick, FACHE
President President and CEO
Moses Cone Health System Nebraska Health System

Thomas F. Zenty III, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Clinical Care Services/COO
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

"Strategic Approaches to Addressing the Labor Shortage"
Monday, March 17
Moderator: James D. Bentley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Policy Planning
American Hospital Association

Panelists: David L. Bernd, FACHE Joyce G. Hein, CHE
Chief Executive Officer Chief Executive Officer
Sentara Healthcare Phelps Memorial Health Center

Stanley F. Hupfeld III, FACHE Alfred G. Stubblefield, FACHE
President and CEO President and CEO
INTEGRIS Health Baptist Health Care

Women Healthcare Executives Breakfast
"Why Bother? A Look at Our Environment, Ourselves, and Our Future"
Tuesday, March 18
Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage, RSM, FACHE
Chair of the Board of Directors
Sisters of Mercy Health System

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American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of improving the health status of society by advancing healthcare leadership and management excellence.