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New additions to Hall of Fame

Berman and Davidson will be inducted

By Ashok Selvam
Posted: January 14, 2012 - 12:01 am ET

Howard Berman and Richard Davidson make up the latest class of inductees to Modern Healthcare's Health Care Hall of Fame.

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Berman, 66, chairs the Alliance for Advancing Nonprofit Health Care, based in Washington. He has led a distinguished career in the industry, serving as mentor and role model, and has been involved in five books. He's also the former president and CEO of Excellus Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Rochester, N.Y. The company was renamed last year to Lifetime Healthcare Cos.

Davidson, 75, served from 1991 to 2007 as president of the American Hospital Association after 22 years as president of the Maryland Hospital Association. He was the MHA's first president and helped mold the group, which was founded in 1970, in the same way he would later guide the AHA. His career was marked by encouraging participation from a wide array of healthcare professionals. He also advocated for more women and ethnic minorities to serve on healthcare boards.

The pair will be honored March 18 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, before the first day of the American College of Healthcare Executives' 2012 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The addition of Berman and Davidson gives the Health Care Hall of Fame 92 members since its creation in 1988.

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