After an Astounding 28 Years, our Friend Pam Davis Retires as the CEO of Edward Elmhurst. Meet the Woman Who Never Stops

In November of 2016, Pamela Davis announced her retirement from Edward-Elmhurst Health after a 28-year tenure as chief executive officer, one of the longest for a Chicago-area hospital’s top executive. The Edward-Elmhurst Health system encompasses Edward Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, and Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, with more than 100 outpatient locations across a service area of …

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Evolution of Human Resources

Over the past century, there has been an evolution in the concept of “human resources” – a term that was not actually used in its current form until the mid-1950s when economist and Yale professor E. Wight Bakke published a report entitled “The Human Resources Function.”  Changes in the culture, politics, and economics of society …

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Deborah J. Bowen, President & Chief Executive Officer at the American College of Healthcare Executives

MORE THAN 4000 DESCEND UPON CHICAGO FOR ACHE: MEET THE WOMAN WHO MAKES IT HAPPEN Deborah J. Bowen assumed the role of president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) on May 13, 2013 upon the retirement of Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, who had led the organization for 22 years. …

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Networking For Leaders

In 2007, Herminia Ibarra and Mark Lee Hunter, professors at INSEAD, published an article in Harvard Business Review entitled “How Leaders Create and Use Networks”; ten years later, the concepts they described are just as relevant for leadership success. The authors define networking as “creating a fabric of personal contacts who will provide support, feedback, …

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