New York, NY (July 23, 2013)Douglas Hastings, Chair of the Board of Directors and Member of Epstein Becker Green's Health Care and Life Sciences Practice has been named a member of an elite group of hospital and healthcare system CEOs, the Healthcare Executives Study Society (HESS). HESS is one of the oldest voluntary educational organizations available to healthcare professionals. The group seeks to advance the state and art of executive leadership and influence the development of healthcare public policy.

Membership is by nomination and election by the current membership and continues to include executives from prominent hospitals, systems and association, as well as the senior executives of the American Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organizations. The current membership consists of up to fifty active members, the majority of whom must be from organizations providing healthcare services, and approximately twenty honorary members. Mr. Hastings is the only HESS member who is a practicing attorney.

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