Human Resource Executive(R) Introduces the First HR in Healthcare(TM) Conference and Expo at NY HR Week(TM)

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 General News
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HORSHAM, Pa., Dec. 18 Human Resource Executive(R) magazinetoday announced its inaugural HR in Healthcare(TM) Conference and Expo. Theevent will be held at NY HR Week(TM), scheduled for April 16-17, 2008, at theHilton New York in New York City.

The HR in Healthcare(TM) Conference is the premier event that showcasesvisionary leadership, world-class HR talent and leading-edge healthcare HRpractices. HR in Healthcare(TM) is designed for executives, top HR officers,and vice presidents of Nursing and Patient Care at hospitals, specialtyclinics and extended care facilities, as well as healthcare consultants.Attendees will gain insight on how to build tomorrow's most criticalcompetencies and capacities within human resources departments and improve thefinancial, organizational and clinical performance of their entireinstitution.

The two-day event will feature 11 panel discussions and seminarsspecifically focused on healthcare HR. Among the highlights: "A CEO's Passion:Talent Management & Succession Planning at Memorial Health System," presentedby Healthcare Performance Solution's founding partner Tom Olivo and Richard K.Eitel, chief executive officer of Memorial Health System. Attendees will learnhow talent management and succession planning drive employee development atall levels of the hospital and how implementing an automated performancemanagement system provided the ability to monitor the depth of theorganization's talent pool at any time.

Other sessions will highlight how Scripps Health integrated performance-based online measurement systems in their screening and selection processes tohelp put the right people in the right roles, and how Parish Medical Center's"Radical Loving Care" approach to engaging physicians earned them a "numberone healing hospital" award from Baptist Healing Trust.

An esteemed advisory council, consisting of prominent forward-thinking HRleaders in healthcare, played an integral role in developing the conferenceprogram. The council includes Victor V. Buzachero, corporate senior vicepresident, HR, Scripps Health; Jon C. Cecil, chief HR officer, Lee MemorialHealth System; Margaret Dyekman, president and chief operating officer,WageWatch; John F. Lacy, senior vice president, HR, Methodist Health System;Tom Olivo, founding partner, Healthcare Performance Solutions; and William C.Powanda, vice president, Griffin Hospital. They teamed with Timothy McDonough,director of HR conference programs for Human Resource Executive(R)Conferences, to present the one and only healthcare-focused conferencedesigned specifically for senior HR leaders.

McDonough commented, "Healthcare is one of the most dynamic sectors, withunique HR requirements. The HR in Healthcare(TM) Conference will giveattendees the information they need to create effective HR services thatsupport organizational change and attract top talent."

The complete conference program is available at Conference attendees registering prior toFebruary 22, 2008, receive an exclusive $200 Pre-Early Bird discount.

More About NY HR Week(TM)

In addition to the HR in Healthcare(TM) Conference and Expo, NY HRWeek(TM) will feature a two-floor exposition that will provide conferenceattendees with the opportunity to network with vendors, comparison shop,collect literature and view exciting new vendor products and services.

NY HR Week(TM) also includes the HRO World(TM) Conference, featuringsessions aimed at solving the current and future challenges of HR Outsourcing,and the HR & EEO in the Federal Workplace(TM) Conference. The only eventexclusively for HR, EEO and ER professionals in the federal government, theFederal Workplace Conference offers 12 federal-specific sessions, one bonussession and two powerful keynotes. For more information about theseconferences, visit or http://www.fedhrc

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