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Hammes Company to Present at SHSMD Connections 2016 in Chicago

CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 7 – Speaking for the fifth year in a row, Hammes Company is proud to announce that Regional Vice President Rex Holloway will present on a business planning panel at the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development's 2016 SHSMD Connections 2016 conference. This year's conference will be held from Sept. 11-14 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Mr. Holloway will be joined by three healthcare executives, including Meta Dooley, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development from Catholic Health Initiatives; Jeff Kraut, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Analytics from Northwell Health; and John Pierro, Senior Vice President of Facility and Operations from Brigham and Women's Hospital. This speaking session called, "Enterprise-Wide Access Strategy" will take place on Monday, Sept. 12 from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

The advanced session will provide a senior healthcare advisor who will facilitate a broad panel of industry experts to explore the concept of planning for the “Enterprise-Wide Access Strategy.” Mr. Holloway will lead a discussion that will focus on the various environmental and industry dynamics to explore how hospitals and health systems can determine the optimal future access strategy across their enterprise. The panel will also present a construct that can help bring the key disciplines together – strategy, finance and facilities – to develop a more integrated access strategy and prioritize activities and investments.

Mr. Holloway is a regional healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience. He has vast experience within the industry, both as a provider working for a number of leading health systems as well as a seasoned advisory providing strategic and planning consulting services for hospitals and physician groups across the country. Based in Hammes Company’s Washington, D.C., office, he is responsible for developing relationships with leading healthcare clients across the Eastern Region.

About the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development

The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development is the premier organization for healthcare planners, marketers and communications and public relations professionals. A personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, SHSMD serves more than 4,000 members and is the largest organization in the nation devoted to serving the needs of healthcare strategy professionals. The Society is committed to helping its members meet the future with greater knowledge and opportunity as their organizations work to improve health status and quality of life in their communities.

While celebrating SHSMD's 20th year anniversary, this year's four-day SHSMD Connections 2016 conference will draw over 1,000 industry leaders to Chicago for various networking events, keynote speakers and educational sessions focusing on relevant topics such as healthcare policy, patient experience, healthcare strategists, advanced analytics to healthcare solutions, consumerism and new models of care. For more information, please visit

About Hammes Company

Hammes Company comprises a team of accomplished professionals with deep industry and functional expertise. The company assists a full spectrum of healthcare clients by advising, implementing and managing key strategies and solutions that build high-performing organizations. Hammes Company is recognized by leading healthcare providers and industry insiders as one of the most trusted providers of consulting services in the United States. The company currently serves health systems, hospitals, physician groups and payers. Hammes Company is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis. and provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the country. For more information, please visit