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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 056-01
March 22, 2001

General Shelton to be Honored by Healthcare Executives

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Henry H. Shelton, will depart Sunday from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a trip to Chicago.

The American College of Healthcare Executives will recognize him as the organization's 2001 Honorary Fellow during a Convocation Ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. CST at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The Honorary Fellowship recognizes distinguished leaders whose accomplishments have had a beneficial influence on the profession of health services management and/or some aspect of public health. Shelton is being honored for his contributions in improving the military health care system. For media accreditation contact Ms. Janet Bosma, ACHE Communications at (312) 424-9421. For more information on ACHE visit their web site at http://www.ache.org .

While in Chicago, Shelton will also be the guest speaker at the Mid-America Committee Leadership Luncheon held in cooperation with the National Strategy Forum on Monday, March 26, 2001. The luncheon begins at noon CST and takes place at the Mid-America Club, 80th Floor, 2000 East Randolph Drive, Chicago. For media accreditation contact Ms. Carrie Greeter at (312) 236-8745 or register online at http://www.nationalstrategy.com. For more information about the Mid-America committee visit their web site at http://www.midamericacommittee.com [not available] .

Shelton returns to Washington Monday afternoon.

For more details on Shelton's participation in either event contact Ms. Joan Asboth in the chairman's Public Affairs Office at (703) 697-4272.