College sponsors symposium for health care managers

"Managing the Business of Health Care," a symposium for managers at health care organizations, will be held July 15-19 at Saint Joseph's College on Sebago Lake in Standish. The symposium is designed for chief executives, administrators, hospital department directors, nurse administrators and unit managers. Participants can attend on a daily basis or for the whole five days.

The symposium brings together hospital and health service organization executives, industry consultants, and college faculty to address current issues in health care. Specific topics include human behavior in organizations; culture change - new leadership models; ethics and advocacy in acute and long-term care settings; improving physician/hospital relations; developing and maintaining interdisciplinary teams; getting ready for the Baby Boomers; trends and analysis in the changing health care scene; what nursing directors and administrators need from each other; informatics for the long term; disaster readiness: managing through crisis.

Saint Joseph's College is located on Maine's second-largest lake just 18 miles from Portland. Lovely, wooded trails throughout the 350-acre campus are a wonderful place to stroll or just take a break.

Participants earn undergraduate and graduate credit or continuing education units. Continuing education students will receive 6 CEU contact hours per day. Registration fees vary depending on number of days attending, and credit or non-credit status. Accommodation and meals are available to those who participate in the full five days.

For more information, visit www.sjcme.edu/healthsymposium, or call 800-752-4723.

May 30, 2008 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu