Executive Hospital Forum Gathers Momentum and Heavyweight Sponsor Support

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WASHINGTON, June 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hospital of Tomorrow, a groundbreaking new leadership summit addressing the most critical challenges facing hospital executives today, has caught the attention and garnered the backing of key healthcare industry players. Fidelity Investments, Microsoft and Siemens Healthcare are among the first to sign on as sponsors of the inaugural event, which is expected to draw up to 750 C-suite execs––attendance is limited to ensure senior level interaction––from the country's hospitals and health systems to Washington, D.C. this November.

Also adding their name to the list of supporters is MGMA-ACMPE––the largest membership association for medical practice managers in the US––comprised of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and its standard-setting division, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). "Serving as the official association partner for the upcoming Hospital of Tomorrow event, which will address the most critical challenges facing the future of the hospital industry, is very exciting," said Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACMPE, FACP, MGMA-ACMPE president and CEO.

Healthcare publishing entities American Journal of Managed Care and Executive Insight have also made early commitments as official media partners of Hospital of Tomorrow.

The companies see their involvement as a natural fit and collaborative endeavor with one of the most influential media organizations in the world. "Partnering with U.S. News & World Report as it launches Hospital of Tomorrow is a tremendous opportunity for us to contribute to the ongoing dialogue between business leaders, policymakers and strategic partners as they address the important issues facing the healthcare industry," said John Ragnoni, executive vice president, Tax-Exempt Retirement Services, Fidelity Investments. "As the leading provider of workplace retirement plans to the healthcare industry, Fidelity understands how current dynamics will impact both business and benefits models. We are excited to add our ideas, help shape the agenda and join the industry in addressing the unique needs of healthcare institutes and professionals."

Drawing from U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings, the leadership summit will host high-level delegates from all aspects of hospital and healthcare systems management—CEOs, CIOs, CMOs and CFOs—who will have the opportunity to take part in timely and critical discussions that reflect the views, standards and leading-edge trends of the nation's finest institutions.

Adrianne O'Brien, editor of the print and online resource Executive Insight, welcomes the discussions. "Hospital of Tomorrow brings to life the type of content and discussions that Executive Insight brings to its community," she said. "This collaborative forum will allow attendees to participate in educational sessions, workshops and roundtables that will help them lead and succeed. We're thrilled to be a part of it."

Support of and interest in Hospital of Tomorrow continues to grow. Companies interested in becoming a sponsor, media partner or a supporting organization may visit www.USNewsHospitalofTomorrow.com for more information.

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About Hospital of Tomorrow

Hospital of Tomorrow, produced by U.S. News and World Report, will bring together the country's top medical executives, experts and thought leaders, with the goal of providing next and best practices to hospitals for maintaining the highest standards of care and equip them for success during uncertain times. The inaugural annual event will be held in Washington, D.C., November 4 – 6, 2013.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report's signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer Web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans and more.

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