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CHICAGO, February 18, 2002—Philip J. Boyle, Ph.D.; Edwin R. DuBose, Ph.D.; Stephen J. Ellingson, Ph.D.; David E. Guinn, J.D., Ph.D.; and Rev. David B. McCurdy, D.Min., are the winners of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2002 James A. Hamilton book of the year award for Organizational Ethics in Health Care: Principles, Cases, and Practical Solutions.

The award will be presented on Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon during the American College of Healthcare Executives 45th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.

The award is given annually to the author(s) of a management or healthcare book judged outstanding by ACHE's Book of the Year Committee.

The James A. Hamilton 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.

Published by AHA Press/Jossey-Bass, Organizational Ethics in Health Care offers healthcare leaders a guide for achieving consistently high levels of ethical practice within their organizations. The authors outline methods for promoting ethical behavior, explain how to analyze organizational functions, and provide information healthcare organizations need to comply with ethics regulations established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. They also examine conflicts of interest, the relationship between law and ethics, and the role of compliance in healthcare organizations. The book uses 20 case studies to illustrate the application of ethics in a wide variety of circumstances and institutions.

Organizational Ethics in Health Care was written by a team of ethics researchers from the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago. Boyle is chief operating officer, DuBose is research associate, and McCurdy is research associate and editor for the Park Ridge Center. Ellingson is assistant professor of the Sociology of Religion at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, Calif. Guinn, a former research associate at the Park Ridge Center, is currently a Chicago-based writer and consultant.

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