INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies Announces Publication of New Book on Healthcare Leadership Excellence

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Healthcare management consulting firm INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies, in collaboration with the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), has published the book “Healthcare Leadership Excellence: Creating a Career of Impact.”

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Rice and Perry motivate readers to think beyond the pressing day-to-day challenges of healthcare management and plan a career of purpose.

INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies, a national compensation and human resource consulting firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare, is pleased to announce the publication of a new book titled Healthcare Leadership Excellence: Creating a Career of Impact, authored by James A. Rice, PhD, an executive vice president with the firm, and Frankie Perry, RN, LFACHE, a long-serving expert in the healthcare industry.

The book, recently released and now available for purchase, was published by Health Administration Press, the publishing division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare leaders dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

In the book, Rice and Perry motivate readers to think beyond the pressing day-to-day challenges of healthcare management and plan a career of purpose. The book describes what can be done in the present to infuse more meaning into one’s professional life—at any stage in a career. The authors provide strategies for developing the leadership competencies, including self-awareness and mentoring skills, that are shared by executives who make a difference. The authors’ experience and wisdom are enhanced by interviews with respected healthcare leaders who have built lasting legacies.

“We are proud of Jim for his latest contribution to the healthcare industry, sharing his extensive knowledge of and expertise in effective leadership and succession planning,” said Bob Erra, president of INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies. “And we couldn’t be more pleased that the book was co-authored with a recognized and respected figure in the industry like Frankie Perry.”

Rice is an internationally recognized authority on healthcare policy, governance, and strategy development. He is currently on a sabbatical from INTEGRATED while serving as a director of a large international leadership development program with Management Sciences for Health, supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. Dr. Rice also serves as vice chairman of The Governance Institute. He holds faculty positions at Cambridge University and the program in health administration at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health.

Perry has held senior positions in both nursing and hospital administration. She has served as executive vice president of ACHE, as a national and international healthcare consultant, and on the board of directors of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Perry received the ACHE Regent’s Award in 2008 and the ACHE Lifetime Service Award in 2011. She currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of New Mexico.

Additional details on the book and purchase information can be found on the INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies website or on the ACHE website. The book retails for $80.00 USD.

INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies celebrated the release of another industry publication earlier this year when David A. Bjork, senior vice president and senior advisor, authored a book titled Healthcare Executive Compensation: A Guide for Leaders and Trustees. That book was also published in collaboration with Health Administration Press and the Foundation of ACHE.

About INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies
Integrated Healthcare Strategies provides healthcare organizations with direct access to a comprehensive array of healthcare-specific services, delivered by professionals from the industry who understand the rigors of running a healthcare organization – from the lunchroom to the Board Room. Its client list is a “who’s who” of healthcare organizations including over 1,200 major healthcare providers, 1,800 hospitals and 700 independent and affiliated medical groups. Integrated Healthcare Strategies specializes in the areas of physician strategy and compensation, employee compensation, executive compensation, human resource solutions, labor relations, leadership transition planning, executive search, compensation and employee engagement surveys, performance management, board governance solutions, and M&A transition issues. For additional information contact Julie McCauley at 800-327-9335 or at julie(dot)mccauley(at)IHStrategies(dot)com.

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About the American College of Healthcare Executives and Health Administration Press
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 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. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. For more information about ACHE, visit

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses. For more information about Health Administration Press, visit

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