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MARK R. NEAMAN, FACHE, INSTALLED AS CHAIRMAN OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES

CHICAGO, March 16, 2002—Mark R. Neaman, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Evanston (Ill.) Northwestern Healthcare, has assumed the office of Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.

Neaman was installed today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 45th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. He received the gavel from Diane Peterson, FACHE, outgoing ACHE Chairman. As Chairman, Neaman will serve the second part of a three-year term in ACHE's consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Immediate Past-Chairman.

Before being named Chairman-Elect, Neaman served as ACHE Governor for District 4 from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, he was an ACHE Regent for Illinois-Northern Cook County from 1990 to 1994.

Headquartered in Evanston, Ill., Evanston Northwestern Healthcare is an integrated provider of healthcare services. The corporation includes three hospitals, a 500-physician multispecialty group practice, a home care services company, and a research institute; it is also an academic affiliate of Evanston-based Northwestern University. Before joining Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Neaman held increasingly progressive positions at Evanston Hospital, beginning with administrative assistant in 1974 and culminating with president in 1984. In 1985, he became executive vice president and chief operating officer of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, a position he held until 1992, when he was named the corporation's president and CEO.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Neaman has served on the boards of directors of a variety of healthcare-related organizations, including the Healthcare Leadership Council, the National Committee for Quality Health Care, and the VHA Health Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the American Hospital Association, the International Hospital Federation, and Health Insights, Inc. Neaman is also a Senior Fellow of health policy on faculty at Northwestern University and a preceptor for the healthcare administration program at The Ohio State University. He received a distinguished fellowship from the International Hospital Federation in 1980 and was named the Ohio State University Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 1988. Also in 1988, Neaman received ACHE's Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year.

Neaman received his master's degree in business and healthcare administration from The Ohio State University, Columbus, and his bachelor's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.

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