NIU hosts conference on health services

By Lynn Kallal

New innovations in health services constantly are being discovered, and NIU is keeping up with education in these new directions.

NIU will host a two-day conference titled “Changing Health Care: Education for the Future,” April 9 and 10.

At the conference, the impact of changing health care delivery systems on careers and professional standards and the effect on curriculum of health promotion will be discussed, Amanda Matson, spokesman for the office of professional studies, said.

“Participants will have the opportunity to discuss critical issues in health care today and project their impact on health professions curricula, as well as hear presentations from acknowledged leaders in Illinois’ health care industries,” said Earl Goodman, associate dean of the office of professional studies.

Matson said the conference is “targeted at the professional level, such as faculty and administration of health care facilities and organizations.” This includes university, college and community college faculty and administration, she said. It also includes hospital executives and administrators, other health care facility administrators, managers and supervisors of practicing professionals and executive directors of health care agencies.

The principal presentations will be given by Stuart Wesbury, chief executive officer of American College Healthcare Executives; Jeffrey Schaub, president of BroMenn Health Care; and Nola Pender, NIU professor of community health nursing.

The registration fee for the conference is $95. The session is co-sponsored by NIU’s College of Professional Studies and NIU’s College of Continuing Education.