Peter A. Weil, PhD, LFACHE
Richard J. Bogue, PhD
Reed L. Morton, PhD, FACHE
ISBN 13: 978-1-56793-166-2 Softbound, 104 pp, 2001
Order code: 1136
Improve the health of your community and benefit from increased staff loyalty, reduced costs, and excellent market intelligence!
This book is the result of a three-year collaborative research project between the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Hospital Association. The project was designed to uncover the practices put in place by hospitals that have been recognized for their efforts to improve community health. This handbook provides real-life governance and management examples of 25 practices discovered during site visits at leading hospitals. It includes various forms and tips to help you implement the practices at your organization.
Practices discussed include:
Investing in community health systematically
Promoting community health with and through partners
Creating a community health information unit
Developing strong support networks with the community
Holding recognition events to honor community health activists
Dr. Peter A. Weil is vice president of the division of research and development of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition to leading the current study of hospital management and governance practices that promote community health, he conducts periodic surveys to compare executives' careers by gender and race/ethnicity. He also conducts market research to assess members' interest and satisfaction with the ACHE's programs and services.
Dr. Richard J. Bogue received his doctorate in human communication and taught intercultural, polital, organizational, and interpersonal communication at the University of South Florida, la Universidad de las Americas (Mexico), the University of Texas, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Reed L. Morton is director of the Healthcare Executive Career Resource Center at the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Morton's healthcare career has been multifaceted. It includes teaching and administrative appointments at the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, Chicago, and Notre Dame. He has directed health planning with public agencies and private health systems. He is also a past president of the Chicago Health Executives Forum and served on the boards of the healthcare division of the Academy of Management and the Administrative Fellowship Coordinating Council.