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CHICAGO, February 2, 2004—David J. Campbell, FACHE, has been named the winner of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2004 Dean Conley Award for his article "9/11: A Healthcare Provider’s Response," published in the Fall 2002 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management.

The award will be presented on March 3, 2004, at the Wednesday Hot Topic Session #1 during the American College of Healthcare Executives 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Named for ACHE's executive director from 1942 to 1965, the Dean Conley Award is granted annually by ACHE to recognize contributions to healthcare management literature and to encourage healthcare executives to write and publish articles. "9/11: A Healthcare Provider’s Response" was selected by ACHE's Article of the Year Awards Committee.

In his article, Campbell describes what the staff at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers in New York experienced in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center. As a result of facing the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other crises over the years, SVCMC already had experience in disaster response. However, Campbell notes that September 11 taught SVCMC staff eight valuable lessons, including the need for a coordinated regional response by healthcare providers, the importance of being able to share key information with other providers and government agencies, and the significant role of behavioral health services. Using compelling examples from SVCMC's experience, Campbell thoroughly explains each lesson and then describes the steps being taken to address the problems they faced.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Campbell is president and chief executive officer of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, New York.

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