Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture

An annual lecture featured at ACHE's Congress on Healthcare Leadership, the Parker B. Francis Distinguished Lecture was introduced by ACHE in cooperation with the Puritan-Bennett Corporation of Kansas City, MO, in memory of Parker B. and Mary Francis, for the purpose of presenting outstanding executives from the worlds of commerce, education, and government to the health services field. No lecture was given in 1980.

2014

Susan Dentzer
Senior Policy Adviser
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Health Analyst
PBS NewsHour

2013

Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE
President and CEO
American College of Healthcare Executives

2012

Ronald Brownstein
Political Director
Atlantic Media Company,
Senior Political/Election Analyst
CNN and ABC

2011

Karen Davis, PhD
President
The Commonwealth Fund

2010

Stuart Rothenberg, PhD
Editor and Publisher
The Rothenberg Political Report

2009

Charlie Cook
Publisher
The Cook Political Report

2008

Mark Chassin, MD
President
The Joint Commission

2007

Richard J. Umbdenstock
President and CEO
American Hospital Association

2006

Jeffrey C. Bauer, PhD
Senior Vice President
Superior Consultant Company

2005

Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD, M.P.H., F.A.C.S., HFACHE
United States Surgeon General

2004 Robert Laszewski
President
Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc.
2003 Eleanor Clift
Contributing Editor, Newsweek, and McLaughlin Group Panelist

2002

Robert Novak
Syndicated Columnist

2001

Bill Press
Co-Host, "Crossfire"
CNN

2000

Mara Liasson
White House Correspondent
National Public Radio

1999

Bob Beckel
President
Bob Beckel and Associates

1998

Fred Barnes
Regular Panelist, "The McLaughlin Group"
Executive Editor
The Weekly Standard

1997

Steven V. Roberts
Political Analyst and Syndicated Columnist

1996

Eleanor Clift
Political Correspondent
Newsweek

1995

Jill Dougherty
White House Correspondent
CNN

 

1994

Charles E. Cook Jr.
Columnist
Roll Call

1993

Gloria Borger
Chief Congressional Correspondent
U.S. News & World Report

1992

Kevin Phillips
Author and Political Analyst

1991

Frances Hesselbein
President and CEO
Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

1990

Rosemary A. Stevens, PhD
Professor and Chairman
Department of History and Sociology of Sciences
University of Pennsylvania

1989

Lee Sherman Dreyfus
Former Governor
State of Wisconsin

1988

F. G. (Buck) Rogers
Former Senior Vice President, Marketing
IBM

1987

Nancy K. Austin
President
Nancy K. Austin, Inc.

1986

Amitai Etzioni
Professor
George Washington University

1985

Lawrence R. Miller
Partner
L. M. Miller & Company

1984

William C. Freund, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
New York Stock Exchange

1983

Jane Bryant Quinn
Financial Analyst and Commentator

1982

Peter Francese
Publisher
American Demographics

1981

Herbert A. Simon, PhD
Professor of Computer Science and Psychology
Carnegie-Mellon University

1979

Richard S. Schweiker
United States Senator
State of Pennsylvania

1978

Pierre A. Rinfret, PhD
President
Rinfret Associates, Inc.

1977

Howard W. Hiatt, MD
Dean
Harvard School of Public Health

1976

Gordon McLachlan
Former Secretary
Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust

1975

Peter G. Peterson
Chairman of the Board
Lehman Brothers, Inc.