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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH SERVICES EXECUTIVES 27TH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE COMES TO HOUSTON

October 10-13, 2012 – Hyatt Regency Hotel – 1200 Louisiana

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 29, 2012The National Association of Health Services Executives is holding its 27th Annual Educational Conference in Houston, Texas October 10–13, 2012 and will be headquartered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. National President, Andrea R. Price, FACHE will be the presiding officer. This conference brings together thought leaders from the health care field to influence and support members who are engaged in efforts to reduce health disparities, embrace cultural competency and foster health equity for all people.

One full conference registration admits members to all workshops and forums, the Opening Networking Reception, Leadership Luncheon, President’s Luncheon, the Gala Awards Reception and Dinner, along with admittance to the Exhibit Hall. The student rate is available only to full-time, graduate and undergraduate students who are not employed in a full-time professional capacity. NAHSE is authorized to award pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education Credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Go to www.nahse.org for additional information.

On Thursday, October 11, the Opening Session keynote speaker will be Dr. Eduardo Sanchez, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Later that day, taking the keynote podium at the President’s Luncheon will be Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Ph.D., past president of Bennett College for Women.

Keynoting the Leadership Luncheon on Friday, October 12 will be Cathy Hughes, Founder of Radio One. Radio One is the largest African American owned and operated broadcast company in the United States. There are now 53 radio stations in sixteen markets and a cable television network, TV One.

The Board and Officers of NAHSE are excited to hold their 27th Conference in the largest Medical Center in the World. Through its educational programs at the national and local levels (chapters), NAHSE endorses the changes that have brought about immediate access for many patients and communities, and seeks new ways for its members to participate in addressing options for the uninsured patient. NAHSE’s leaders will continue to inform its members and audience of the critical issues and ethical decisions that must be made to achieve the goals of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the needs of underserved communities.

NAHSE will be recognized globally as the premier professional membership society for Blacks in health care management. NAHSE strives to improve the health status, economic opportunities and educational advancement of the communities we serve. NAHSE is committed to the Association goals by providing: Professional Programs/Workshops Educational Programs A Job Bank/Mentoring Scholarship Student Internship Community Service Projects Health Policy Impact Expanding Business Contracting Opportunities.

NAHSE places its origin as far back as the early 1930′s, when a group of black health executives formed what was then called the National Hospital Association (NHA), an affiliate of the National Medical Association (NMA). In 1936, a meeting of all “Negro hospital executives” was called and held at Lincoln Hospital in Durham, NC. At that meeting, the NHA was renamed the National Conference of Hospital Administration (NCHA). Dr. Albert W. Dent was named Chairman and Mr. John Procope was named Secretary-Treasurer. After several changes in leadership, the Conference’s activities were limited to one informal meeting held in conjunction with the annual AHA meeting. In 1968, NAHSE was formed and Mr. Everett W. Fox was named the first President.

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