Mindy Thompson-Banko to Present at SHSMD 2008 Annual Conference

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Mindy Thompson-Banko, Simply Retail's Founder and President, will be a featured speaker at the SHSMD 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibits, "Be a Bridge: Golden Opportunities to Connect and Engage." The conference takes place September 17-10, 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, CA.

Mindy Thompson-Banko, Simply Retail's Founder and President, will be a featured speaker at the SHSMD 2008 Annual Conference and Exhibits, "Be a Bridge: Golden Opportunities to Connect and Engage." The conference takes place September 17-10, 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, CA.

From 10:30-12:00 on September 18th, Thompson-Banko will be co-presenting with Darcy Lorenzon, Director of Consumer Services at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, on "Healthcare Retail as an Emerging Revenue Stream." The seminar discusses the basics of retail and what is required to sell cash-and-carry retail within an organization to reap both financial and non-financial benefits, which ultimately leads to increased physician, employee and patient satisfaction.

"The healthcare industry doesn't need to be convinced that revenue sources are depleting," says Thompson-Banko. "What's needed is a sound strategic initiative that goes beyond theory or hype and actually delivers results--defined by meeting a hospital's mission and goals to generate new revenues."

There is still plenty of time to register for the conference. To get more information or to register, go to http://www.SHSMD.org.

About Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development
The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMD) is the premier organization for 4,400 healthcare professionals responsible for strategy development and implementation in a wide array of healthcare organizations. The Society is one of 11 personal membership groups affiliated with the American Hospital Association. The network consists of professionals in the healthcare fields of hospital, healthcare systems, public relations, consultants, physician groups and service providers. These professionals represent a variety of disciplines such as marketing, public relations, communications, business development, strategic planning, government affairs, physician relations and public affairs.

About Simply Retail
Simply Retail was formed in 1994 and is the nation's leading provider of Healthcare Retail. Based in Minneapolis, Simply Retail is a retail consultancy and management company with expertise in both retail planning and implementation, integrating retail operations with patient care through customized Retail Systems. In addition, Simply Retail has an alliance with a nationally recognized retail/healthcare architecture firm and has developed an in-house design department that creates customized design elements for each client. Simply Retail also has forged partnerships with POS vendors, concierge services and healthcare developers to create retail opportunities for hospitals, medical office buildings, ambulatory care centers, medi-spas, fitness centers and rehabilitation facilities across the nation.

For more information, please either contact Pam Donaby at 612-659-8200, ext. 10, or visit http://www.simplyretailinc.com.

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