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ACHE Announces 2011 Publishing Awards

CHICAGO, February 1, 2011—The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) announced the winners of its 2011 Publishing Awards: The James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award, the Dean Conley Award and the Edgar C. Hayhow Award for outstanding articles. The awards, each given annually, will be presented during ACHE’s 54th Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago beginning March 21.

John Kenagy, MD, is the winner of the 2011 James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award for Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times (Second River Healthcare Press). Dr. Kenagy outlines a set of methods, skills and tools designed to get healthcare back to the ideals of patient care by cultivating adaptability into the everyday work of the organization and its people.

Kenagy is clinical associate professor of surgery at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of pharmacy and therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh, and the founder and president of Kenagy & Associates LLC.

The winners of the 2011 Dean Conley Award are Anthony A. Armada, FACHE, and Marilyn French Hubbard, PhD, for their article “Diversity in Healthcare: Time to Get REAL!” published in the Spring 2010 issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management. In their article, the authors describe the challenges of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare and the cutting-edge strategies that leading healthcare organizations are using to address them.

Armada is president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Lutheran General Children’s Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. He was the 2010 chairman of the board of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. Hubbard is president and CEO of Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Change Agents LLC, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and the former corporate vice president and chief diversity officer at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit.

The winners of the 2011 Edgar C. Hayhow Award are Eric J. Gertner, MD (lead author), Judith N. Sabino, Erica Mahady, Lynn M. Deitrick, RN, PhD, Jarret R. Patton, MD, FAAP, Mary Kay Grim, James F. Geiger, FACHE, and Debbie Salas-Lopez, MD, for their article “Developing a Culturally Competent Health Network: A Planning Framework and Guide.” The article appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of Journal of Healthcare Management. In their article the authors present findings from the results of a cultural competency program instituted at a large health system in eastern Pennsylvania.

Authors of the article, all employed by Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa., include: Gertner, associate chief, External Programs, Division of General Internal Medicine; Sabino, diversity/cultural liaison; Mahady, organizational development consultant, Organizational Development; Deitrick, medical anthropologist, Division of Community Health and Health Studies; Patton, medical director, Outpatient Pediatrics; Grim, senior vice president, Human Resources; Geiger, senior vice president, Operations; and Salas-Lopez, chair, Department of Medicine.

The James A. Hamilton Award is given to the author(s) of a management or healthcare book judged outstanding by ACHE’s Book of the Year Committee. The award is underwritten by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in honor of the late James A. Hamilton, FACHE, the program’s founder and course director between 1946 and 1966 and ACHE’s 1939–1940 Chairman.

The Dean Conley Award, named for ACHE’s executive director from 1942 to 1965, is granted annually to recognize the contributions made to healthcare management literature and to encourage healthcare executives to write and publish articles. This year’s winning article was selected by ACHE’s Article of the Year Awards Committee.

The Edgar C. Hayhow Award is given to the author(s) of an article judged the best from among those published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE’s official journal. Named in honor of ACHE’s 14th Chairman, Edgar C. Hayhow, the first practicing administrator to earn a doctoral degree, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to healthcare management literature. The winning article was selected by ACHE’s Article of the Year Awards Committee.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference, network of more than 80 chapters, educational offerings, publications, career development and public policy programs, and research. Based in Chicago, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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