TO RECEIVE ACHE'S HAYHOW AWARD
February 18, 2002Kathy Malloch, Ph.D., R.N., is the winner of
the American College of Healthcare Executives 2002 Edgar C. Hayhow Award
for her article "Healing Models for Organizations: Description, Measurement,
and Outcomes." The article appeared in the September/October 2000 issue
of the Journal of Healthcare Management.
award will be presented on Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Malcolm T.
MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon during the American College of
Healthcare Executives 45th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in Chicago. ACHE grants the Hayhow Award annually to the
author(s) of an article judged the best from among those published in
the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE's official journal.
in honor of ACHE's 14th Chairman, the Edgar C. Hayhow Award recognizes
outstanding contributions to healthcare management literature. The article
was selected by ACHE's Article of the Year Awards Committee.
In her article, Malloch describes a study that was developed in response
to the increasing attention on healing healthcare models and the need
for validation of such models. Healing healthcare models combine common
values of health with patient-centered relationships and an organizational
culture that supports personal mastery and growth. While many healthcare
leaders intuitively recognize the need for such models, they remain reluctant
to make significant changes in their organizations.
article presents the first study of a healing model from a systems perspective,
as well as evidence that supports healing healthcare models. The article
describes the five components of the model and presents results from an
organization with a healing environment, in which positive quality, productivity,
and cost outcomes were achieved. Malloch also recommends several steps
to further study healing healthcare models, including developing more
concise instruments for measurement of the model and comparing outcomes
between organizations that have articulated healing models with organizations
that have not.
An ACHE Member, Malloch is healthcare consultant, Kathy Malloch Consulting
Services, Glendale, Ariz., and a faculty member at Arizona State University
in Tempe. In addition, she is president of the Arizona State Board of
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426