Charles S. Lauer, longtime publisher of Modern Healthcare, announced his retirement effective Feb. 2. Lauer, 76, currently is the magazines vice president of publishing and editorial director, a title he assumed in February 2005 with the promotion of Fawn Lopez, 47, to publisher from associate publisher (Feb. 14, 2005, p. 4).
I want to thank all the people whom Ive worked with over the years whove made Modern Healthcare the leading business publication in the industry, Lauer said. I also want to thank all the people in the field that have made the healthcare system in the United States the greatest industry in this country and the envy of the world.
Chucks passion and unwavering commitment to the success of Modern Healthcare helped the magazine to establish itself as the go-to book for healthcare leaders, Lopez said. I deeply appreciate his contributions not only to the magazine but also to my personal and professional development.
Lauer joined Crain Communications, Modern Healthcares parent company, in July 1976 as publisher of Modern Healthcare and was named a vice president of Crain in May 1981. Prior to joining the company, he was an executive vice president at Family Media.
Under Chucks personable and hard-driving leadership, he took Modern Healthcare from its status as a monthly money-losing proposition with great potential to one of profitability and long-standing dominance in its field, said Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications.
Lauer will still write his column, Lauers Letter, which appears weekly in the magazines op/ed section.
I will continue to be active in healthcare, Lauer said. I intend to serve on the boards of several healthcare organizations and speak publicly on healthcare issues at industry events.
Lauer also may work with Modern Healthcare on selected special projects
Contact Lauer at [email protected]
David Burda, editor