Clark W. BellManaging Director, CommunicationsAmerican Healthcare Solutions, LLCOne Oxford Centre, Suite 4300301 Grant StreetPittsburgh, PA 15219Telephone: 412.255.3729 , Fax: 412.255.3701CBell@americanhs.com Clark Bell
,s journalism career gives him a unique perspective on healthcare.He
knows the system inside-out, having spent considerable time developing insight from hospital executives, patients, physicians, insurers, payers, policymakers and suppliers.Few, if any, communications consultants have such diversity and institutional knowledge. During his 15-year tenure as editor and associate publisher of Modern Healthcare, Bell remolded a twice-monthly trade journal into the industry,s premier weekly news publication.Shortly after introducing The Daily Dose on-line newsletter in 2001, Bell was promoted to publisher of Modern Physician.Bell,s well-rounded publishing career also includes stints as a consumer affairs editor for the Chicago Daily News, syndicated business columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and executive business editor of the Dallas Times Herald.
At Modern Physician, Bell
engineered collaborative relationships with influential professional organizations including American College of Physician Executives
, Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers
and American Surgical Hospital Association
also co-chaired the annual conference on physician-hospital relationships at the 2002 Physician Summit in Phoenix and the 2003 event in Chicago.
At Modern Healthcare
, a weekly business news magazine with 80,000 healthcare executive subscribers, Bell
managed an editorial staff of 30 with an annual budget of $3.5 million.He
also created brand extension publications focusing on long-term care, facilities management, managed care, physician leadership and governance.In addition, he
spearheaded the development of the Healthcare Hall of Fame
, Excellence in Healthcare Marketing and Up & Comers
in Healthcare Management. Bell has served as a keynote speaker at more than 100 healthcare conferences, seminars and annual meetings, including 19 state hospital associations.He
has moderated dozens of hospital board retreats and participated in five overseas trade missions.In 2001, he
organized healthcare,s first information technology outsourcing conference.Other marketing events Bell developed include a five-city HIPAA educational tour, the Medical Technology Forum and the Chief Information Officer,s Forum.Mr. Bell completed his Masters of Arts in Urban Studies at Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Drake University.He was a Sloan Fellow in Economics Journalism at Princeton University.
...Clark W. Bell