COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
ANNOUNCES HILL-ROM ESSAY
March 4, 2002Judy A. Cordeniz of SetonWorldWide, the online
campus of Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., won first place in
the graduate division of ACHE's 2002 Hill-Rom Management Essay Competition
in Healthcare Administration for her essay "Recruitment, Retention, and
Management of Generation X with a Focus on Nursing Professionals." In
the undergraduate division, Kathryn E. Kerwin of James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, Va., placed first with "The Role of the Internet in Improving
Health Care Quality."
and Kerwin 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.
second-place winner in each division will receive $2,000 and a plaque.
In the graduate division, R. Brent Rawlings of Virginia Commonwealth University,
Richmond, placed second for his essay, "At the Edge of the Quality Chasm:
Bridging the Gap with Complex Adaptive Systems Theory." In the undergraduate
division, Marilyn Filippo of Governors State University, University Park,
Ill., won second place with "Improving the Retention of Nurses."
Lynn Perez Koehlmoos of the University of South Florida, Tampa, won third
place in the graduate division with her essay "Innovation, Implementation,
and Implosion: A Public-Private Partnership Struggles to Survive in the
Changing Environment." Greer Gray of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,
placed third in the undergraduate division with "To Err Is Human, but
Should It Be Reported?" Third-place winners will each receive $1,000 and
six winners will accept their awards on Wednesday, March 20, at the Leon
I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon during ACHE's 45th Congress
on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
annual competition is sponsored by Hill-Rom, which provides solutions
for clinical and financial outcomes. Based in Batesville, Ind., Hill-Rom
offers a range of products, clinical process improvements, and support
backed by service centers in both the United States and Canada.
awards program 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 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
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426