Kimberly-Clark Honored for Support of Georgetown Healthcare Leadership Institute

March 29, 2007

In recognition of its support for the Georgetown University Healthcare Leadership Institute, Kimberly-Clark Corporation was recently inducted into the 1789 Society, a prestigious fellowship of alumni, organizations and other generous supporters of Georgetown.

The Healthcare Leadership Institute, developed and conducted in partnership with the McDonough School of Business, provides healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to help lead their organizations in today's dynamic healthcare environment.

Each year, 60-70 professionals in healthcare management, particularly Directors of Surgical Services and Directors of Materials Management from major institutions, attend the week-long Institute. A highlight each year is a trip to Capitol Hill, where the participants are briefed on pending health policy issues that legislators will be addressing.

"Today's healthcare professional is often caught in a balancing act of running a profitable business and providing quality care," said Joanne Bauer, President of the Health Care Sector at Kimberly-Clark. "Attendees tell us how valuable the Georgetown Healthcare Leadership Institute is in providing the guidance and tools they need to work through that challenge. Many say they draw upon the Georgetown experience for years after their participation."

Bauer added, "It is our sincere privilege to be a part of such an important program, and we are truly honored by the induction into the 1789 Society."

The Healthcare Leadership Institute is underwritten by an educational grant from Kimberly-Clark. The School of Nursing and Health Studies and the McDonough School of Business jointly develop and deliver the program, employing Georgetown faculty and national experts in the healthcare field.

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