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CHICAGO, March 15, 2003— Andrea R. Price, FACHE, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.

Price took office today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 46th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. She will serve a two-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE's Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services.

Hurley Medical Center is a 465-bed tertiary, public teaching hospital for the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine; it is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System and the University of Michigan. Price has been executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hurley since 2000. Before assuming her current position, Price served as vice president, Professional Services, for Hurley from 1996 to 2000. She also served as interim president and chief executive officer from July 2001 to February 2002. From 1985 to 1995, Price held positions of increasing responsibility at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., including vice president, Ambulatory and Diagnostic Services, and vice president, Professional Services. She began her career as an administrative resident at the District of Columbia Hospital Association.

Prior to being elected an ACHE Governor, Price was serving as the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District 4. She has served on the boards of directors of the Health Care Council of Mid-Michigan, National Association of Health Services Executives, American Red Cross Blood Services of Greater Chesapeake/Potomac Region, Greater Flint Health Care Coalition, and the Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington. In addition, she is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has served on the Michigan Hospital Association Community Benefits Task Force and the MHA Healthy Michigan Foundation Advisory Group.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Price received her master's degree in health administration from Tulane University in New Orleans and her bachelor's degree in psychology from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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