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University HealthSystem Consortium Hosts Conference on How Hospitals are Responding to Changing Economics

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) will host a Web conference on June 23rd to share pertinent cost- and time-saving strategies used successfully by member academic medical centers. Offered exclusively to UHC members, the conference will feature 2 prominent member speakers:

  • Quinn McKenna, Chief Operating Officer from the University of Utah, who will share how that 361-bed organization has relied on the materials from the UHC briefing series, "Tactics for Tough Times," to address economic challenges, and
  • Darlene Lewis, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in New York, who will present findings from a UHC member survey of current labor and benefits strategies in this constrained environment.

The conference will be facilitated by UHC staff who in 2009 developed and maintain a specialized "Tactics for Tough Times" Resource Center. The center offers members access to topics with examples of relevant strategies for maintaining performance excellence in the face of economic challenges.

About UHC

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 103 academic medical centers and 217 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit

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