Five individuals have been selected for induction into the Health Care Hall of Fame next year.
Inductees include pioneers in hospital administration and leaders in healthcare education. They were nominated by readers of MODERN HEALTHCARE, which sponsors the hall of fame.
Loretta C. Ford, 73, a healthcare educator and university dean who dedicated herself to nearly half a century of nursing instruction. Ms. Ford has been a professor and past dean at Rochester (N.Y.) School of Nursing from 1972 to the present. She also was professor at the University of Colorado School of Nursing from 1960 to 1972.
The late Sister Grace Marie Hiltz, a founder of the Sisters of Charity Health Care Systems of Cincinnati. Sister Hiltz also served as chief executive officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colo. Sister Hiltz died in 1985 at age 65.
The late David M. Kinzer, who led two state hospital associations during four decades. Mr. Kinzer was president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association from 1973 to 1985. Before that, Mr. Kinzer was CEO of the Illinois Hospital Association for 20 years. Mr. Kinzer died in 1990 at age 70.
J. Alexander McMahon, 73, who served as president of the American Hospital Association from 1972 to 1986. He left the AHA to take on the chairmanship of the Department of Health Administration at Duke University, which he continues to lead.
The late John D. Thompson, a former director at Yale University's hospital administration program and professor at Yale's School of Medicine. Mr. Thompson and colleague Robert Fetter, M.D., co-developed DRGs, which formed the basis of the prospective payment system. Mr. Thompson died in 1992 at age 75.
The inductees will be honored at a black-tie dinner March 6 at Chicago's Fairmont Hotel. The dinner is conducted in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Administration. Displays outlining their accomplishments will join those of 34 others in the the hall of fame, which is housed at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.