May-June 2018 - Volume 63 - Issue 3

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From the May/June Issue...

After a winter punctuated by the “bombogenesis” weather phenomenon, summer is finally making its welcome approach. And if a trip to the beach is on your calendar, you will find plenty to read in this issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

In addition to our usual lineup—healthcare leader interview, featured columns, and research articles with practitioner applications—we are publishing three research articles with practitioner applications exclusively online. They are listed in the table of contents and summarized in the print version. These special e-articles bring added attention to JHM's enhanced online edition, which also offers other useful features including a digital archive, improved search capabilities, customizable article collections, e-alerts, and more. This summer will bring other new online-only features, possibly including a podcast of the healthcare leader interviews. Stay tuned.

This month's interview features Ashley R. McClellan, FACHE. McClellan is the 2018 recipient of the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives to recognize individuals who make remarkable achievements early in their careers. As CEO of The Woman's Hospital of Texas in Houston, McClellan more than merits such recognition. In our conversation, she highlights the unique challenges in leading an organization that serves a specific population.

Employee wellness is another aspect of population health that is garnering wide attention. Continuing our yearlong theme of caring for the caregivers, Donna L. Bodin shares successful tactics in launching wellness programs. As vice president for employee and wellness services, she describes how Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, developed its award-winning initiatives and makes a strong case for other health systems to make similar investments.

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