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CHICAGO, August 19, 2002—Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D., and J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FAAHC, are the winners of the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2002 Health Management Research Award for their study "360 Feedback for Leadership Development in Health Administration." They will receive $10,000 to support their research.

The researchers will develop a 360-degree feedback instrument specifically designed for healthcare managers at various organizational and career levels. Once the instrument is finalized, it will be made freely available to the health administration community for noncommercial uses. The researchers hope that the availability of such a tool will enhance the accessibility of 360-degree development programs to a broader range of health administrators, and will facilitate outcomes-based research on leadership development programs.

To develop this instrument, the researchers will conduct interviews with senior healthcare executives and executive recruiters to identify the types of skills needed in healthcare management positions and to gather feedback on the relevance of two existing models of leadership effectiveness. The leadership competencies identified in these interviews will then be evaluated for relevance and breadth of scope by subject-matter experts; competencies most frequently endorsed as highly relevant will be used to construct the assessment.

ACHE introduced the Health Management Research Award in 1988 to enhance managerial effectiveness and/or career opportunities in health services administration. It is awarded annually through monies left to the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives by the late Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. The award is granted to ACHE affiliates who are full-time faculty of health administration programs. Selections for the award are made by ACHE's 12-member Higher Education and Research Committee.

Garman is assistant professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University in Chicago. He is also a Faculty Associate of ACHE. Garman earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, and his master's degree in personnel/human resource development from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Tyler is president of Tyler and Company, a healthcare executive search firm based in Atlanta. He earned his master's degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He is board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow.

CONTACT: Andrew N. Garman, Psy.D., (312) 942-5402