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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2009


CONTACT:

Bill Cessato
202-687-7936
cessatow@georgetown.edu


Georgetown University, Perkins+Will to Convene Major Forum on Hospital Design

AHRQ director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., to offer keynote presentation


WHAT:

The Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies—a part of Georgetown University Medical Center—is hosting a major academic forum on evidence-based design in hospital facilities as a means of improving health care quality.  Perkins+Will, an international health care architectural firm, is sponsoring the forum.

Carolyn Clancy, M.D., director of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, will deliver the keynote presentation at the event, which also includes speakers from academe and other well-known health care executives.

WHEN:

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Editor’s note: Dr. Carolyn Clancy will speak from 9-10 a.m.

WHERE:

Ritz-Carlton Hotel

1150 22nd Street, NW

Washington, D.C.  20037

ATTENDANCE:

The event is closed to the public.

MEDIA COVERAGE:

Media interested in attending must contact Bill Cessato at cessatow@georgetown.edu or Cathy Fawell at Cathy.Fawell@perkinswill.com.  Space is limited.


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