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Health Care Hall of Fame - 2004

2004 Health Care Hall of Fame: Putting her beliefs first

By Ed Finkel  |  March 01, 2004

Ruth Rothstein has always believed quality healthcare is a right, not a privilege-and she's spent more than three decades putting that belief into action by helping keep alive two Chicago-area hospitals that serve the poor.

2004 Health Care Hall of Fame: Education first

By Ed Finkel  |  March 01, 2004

The healthcare financial management field has matured vastly during the past half-century-and by all accounts, Robert Shelton, who died last Sept. 22 at age 85, was at the vanguard of the progression. During Shelton's 19 years as executive director of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the organization's membership grew sixfold from

2004 Health Care Hall of Fame: He helped clear the air

By Ed Finkel  |  March 01, 2004

In late 1963, Luther Terry quit smoking. On Jan. 11, 1964, the quiet, gentlemanly Southerner led the effort to encourage millions of Americans to do the same by delivering the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health.

2004 Health Care Hall of Fame: Judges

March 01, 2004

A distinguished panel of judges selected the 2004 inductees to the Health Care Hall of Fame. The 10 people who participated in the deliberations represent a variety of organizations associated with the healthcare industry.Thomas ChapmanPresident,chief executive officerHSC Foundation,WashingtonRichard ClarkePresident,chief executive officer Healthcare Financial Management Association,

2004 Health Care Hall of Fame: Three who inspire

By Neil McLaughlin  |  March 01, 2004

Today's headlines regarding the corporate and public sectors are, to say the least, less than uplifting. The news is filled with tales of executives running empires of greed, fraud and mismanagement. When their schemes blow up, they deny responsibility. Public servants often seem more interested in themselves than the public. They prefer catering to special interests rather than promoting the common good.This constant rain of bad news about bad behavior is enough to make you vulnerable to an infection of despair. Luckily, there are vaccines available, and we are proud to showcase three of...


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