Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 21, 2011
This February, the Chicago Health Executives Forum will host executives from the American Healthcare Executives Forum, American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American Academy of Nursing and the healthcare magazine Modern Healthcare to address looming physician and nursing shortages and the challenge and opportunities associated with a multigenerational work force. The healthcare industry is suffering from bottlenecks due to the shortage of residency and fellowship programs for physicians, nurses and administrators and the prolonged retirement of senior level executives due to economic conditions as well as job opportunities for veterans. Reliance on the healthcare industry for job creation is overshadowed by projected cuts in federal and state healthcare spending. With over 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 each day, the healthcare demands of an aging population will dictate trends in hiring and training.
The February 8, 2012 panel, hosted at Navy Pier in Chicago, will feature:
- Fawn Lopez, Publisher, Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician (Moderator)
- Thomas Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, American College of Healthcare Executives, Chief Executive Officer
- John Combes, MD, American Hospital Association, Vice President, Center for Healthcare Governance, President
- James Madara, MD, American Medical Association, Chief Executive Officer
- Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Academy of Nursing, President
The panel will be held in recognition of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Health Executives Forum, an 1,800 member chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. More information can be found at http://www.chefchicago.org. Media inquiries: please contact 224-688-0430.
About the Chicago Health Executives Forum
The Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF) was established in 1976 as a not-for-profit organization to serve the needs of Chicago's healthcare community by providing networking opportunities and avenues for continuing education and leadership development. CHEF's membership consists of healthcare professionals from all segments of the industry throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. CHEF is the largest chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. For more information visit http://www.chefchicago.org.
About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. For more information visit http://www.ache.org.