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For immediate release

MEDIA ADVISORY—January 3, 2005

EVENT: American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Healthcare Management

DATE: March 14-17, 2005

WHERE: Hilton Chicago/Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

CONTACT: Information—Douglas A. Klegon, Ph.D., vice president, Communications and Marketing, (312) 424-9420

For media press releases or to request a Congress brochure—Pamela B. Wells, Administrative Assistant, Communications and Marketing, (312) 424-9421

Discover how today’s healthcare leaders are addressing current and future challenges in healthcare management. Through more than 100 events, experts in healthcare management will explore such topics as evidence-based medicine, pay for performance, balanced scorecards, Six Sigma, and building new facilities. Programs will include an Opening Session, 5 Hot Topic Sessions, 3 luncheon presentations, and 88 seminars on topics that are of vital interest to you and your readers. In addition, 3 Boot Camps held on March 13 will provide intensive instruction on mastering the roles of the CEO, COO, or physician executive.

For a detailed listing of Congress events and times, visit ache.org or call Doug Klegon at the number listed above. Following are a few highlights of the 2005 Congress.

“Advisory Board Update: Current Research from the Field”
Wednesday, March 16
Bradford Koles
Managing Director and National Spokesman
The Advisory Board Company

“American Hospital Association Legislative and Advocacy Update”
Monday, March 14
Richard J. Pollack
Executive Vice President
American Hospital Association

“The Healthcare Executive’s Role in Improving Public Health”
Monday, March 14
Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Surgeon General
United States Public Health Service

“Healthcare Technology: What Does the Future Hold?”
Wednesday, March 16
Molly J. Coye, M.D.
Health Technology Center

“Ten Powerful Ideas for Improving Patient Care”
Tuesday, March 15
James L. Reinertsen, M.D.
The Reinertsen Group
Media/Add Two

“Trends in Healthcare Facility Design and Construction”
Thursday, March 17
Rosalyn Cama
Cama, Inc.

Craig Zimring, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology

Women Healthcare Executives Breakfast
“Leading with H.E.A.R.T.”
Tuesday, March 15
Gail Scott
Gail Scott & Associates


American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.