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EVENT: American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Management
DATE: March 17-21, 2002
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Hotel Chicago, Illinois
CONTACT: Information-Ann C. Bartling, CHE Vice President, Communications (312) 424-9420
For media press releases or to request a Congress brochure- Janet Bosma (312) 424-9421

Learn how disaster planning and preparation, technological advancements, and improved quality of care are changing the healthcare management field. Through more than 100 events, experts in healthcare management will address such topics as reducing costs and increasing revenue, developing first-rate healthcare management staff, and creating culturally competent organizations. 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 2002 Congress program.

Monday, March 18

  • "A Washington Overview"
    Robert Novak
    Syndicated Columnist
  • "Aligning Purpose, Values, and Management in the Healthcare Enterprise"
    Reed V. Tuckson, M.D.
    Senior Vice President of Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement
    UnitedHealth Group
  • "Improving Healthcare Quality" Panel Presentation/Discussion
    Moderator: Stephen M. Shortell, Ph.D., FACHE
    Professor of Health Policy and Management
    University of California - Berkeley
    (Panelists include Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., senior vice president of Consumer Health and Medical Care Advancement, UnitedHealth Group; Gail L. Warden, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Henry Ford Health System; and Chip A. Caldwell, Jr., FACHE, president, Chip Caldwell & Associates)
  • "Crisis Communications: A Primer for Healthcare Managers"
    Patricia J. Parsons
    Associate Professor
    Mount Saint Vincent University
    Senior Communications Consultant
    Biomedical Communications Inc.

Tuesday, March 19

  • "HIPAA: A Mid-course Assessment"
    James J. Moynihan
    McLure-Moynihan, Inc.
  • "Preparing for Disaster: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" Panel Presentation/Discussion
    (Panelists include Jane Connorton, president of St. Vincent Hospital; Susan C. Waltman, Esq., senior vice president and general counsel, Greater New York Hospital Association; Robert Wise, M.D., vice president, Department of Standards, JCAHO; and CDR Mary M. Harrahill, CHE, officer in charge, USNS Comfort.)
  • "Revisioning the Nursing Shortage: A Call to Caring and Healing the Healthcare System"
    Janet F. Quinn, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
    Associate Professor
    University of Colorado School of Nursing
  • "The Future of Healthcare" Panel Presentation/Discussion
    Moderator: Richard J. Umbdenstock, CHE
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Providence Services
    (Panelists include Gary A. Mecklenburg, CHE, president and chief executive officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare; Richard Pettingill, president, Kaiser Permanente; Scott P. Serota, CHE, president and chief executive officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; and Pamela Thompson, R.N., executive director, American Organization of Nurse Executives.)

Wednesday, March 20

  • "The Leapfrog Initiative: Rewarding High Standards of Care"
    Francois de Brantes
    Program Leader, GE Health Care Initiatives
    General Electric Company
  • "Thriving in Turbulent Times"
    Alan Parisse
    Parisse Group, Inc.
  • "Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century: Skills for Survival" Panel Presentation/Discussion
    Moderator: Carson F. Dye, FACHE
    Witt/Kieffer, Ford, Hadelman & Lloyd
    (Panelists include Michael H. Covert, FACHE, president, Washington Hospital Center; Deborah M. Lee-Eddie, CHE, senior vice president, Operations, Catholic Health Initiatives; and Rulon F. Stacey, Ph.D., FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Poudre Valley Health System.)

Thursday, March 21

  • "From Rhetoric to Practice: Achieving Excellence through Diversity"
    Cynthia Barnes-Boyd, R.N., Ph.D., FAAN
    Director, UIC Great Cities Neighborhood Initiative
    Director, Community Health Affairs
    University of Illinois at Chicago

CONTACT: Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426