Readers of Modern Healthcare know that our primary audience is senior-level executives working in all sectors of the healthcare industry. Each week, we decide what we think they need to know to fulfill our three-pronged mission to inform, educate and entertain. But starting with this issuethe first of 2008were going to let senior-level executives decide what their peers need to know through a new column in our op/ed section.
Wed like to hear from you
New column gives senior-level executives a forum for sharing ideas with peers
The new column is called From the C-Suite. It is scheduled to appear in the first, third and occasional fifth issue of each month. From the C-Suite will alternate with Charles S. Lauer, the popular column written by Chuck Lauer, the former vice president of publishing, editorial director and publisher of Modern Healthcare. Chucks column will continue to appear in the second and fourth issue of each month.
The topics to be covered in From the C-Suite will include management, operations and news commentary. Consider it a senior-level executives diary if you will. We will be soliciting columns from some well-known executives, but our goal is to receive voluntary submissions from our readers on topics of interest to them and their peers. We hope to hear from:
Submissions run about 750 words and should include a color photo and short bio of the author. As always, we reserve the right to reject and/or edit all submitted columns. And we reserve the right to hold the column from a specific issue for production reasons or other editorial considerations. Submissions can be sent by mail to Modern Healthcare c/o David Burda, editor, 360 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60601 or by e-mail to [email protected]
Kicking off the new column is a piece by Michael Dowling, president and CEO of the North Shore-LIJ Health System based in Great Neck, N.Y., and vice chairman of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. In his essay, which appears on p. 21, Dowling argues that healthcare reform wont come from the White House. It should come from healthcares own house, he says. That should stir the pot as the country kicks off the 2008 presidential caucus and primary season.
We hope you enjoy and contribute to our new column.
Wed also like to welcome Hilary Shaffer to our editorial staff. Shaffer, 23, is our new part-time editorial assistant/copy editor. She replaces Christopher Magnus, who now works full time in our online department as a webmaster/copy editor. Shaffer recently graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Shaffer can be reached at [email protected]
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