Dynamic Chiropractic – August 23, 1999, Vol. 17, Issue 18

Spotlight on Dr. Holmberg

By Editorial Staff
Dr. William Holmberg, assistant to the president for recruitment at Palmer College of Chiropractic, was recently presented with the Lee-Homewood Chiropractic Heritage award by the Association for the History of Chiropractic.
Given annually, the award is bestowed on a person who has made a career contribution of lasting significance toward the advancement of chiropractic in the scientific and academic arenas and toward the public acceptance of chiropractic.

The Chiropractic Heritage award is named as a tribute to Drs. Lyndon E. Lee and A. Earl Homewood, the AHC's first two honorary members. Previous winners include Lorraine Golden,DC, Joseph Janse,DC, and Walter Wardwell,PhD, the author of Chiropractic: History and Evolution of a New Profession.

"I feel wonderful and honored," said Dr. Holmberg about the award. "It's great to be classified with such distinguished past recipients. I've been a member of the AHC for years, and I appreciate the consideration."

A 1955 graduate of Palmer, Dr. Holmberg is best known for his work with the Chiropractic Centennial Foundation, serving as the foundation's president. While in that capacity, Dr. Holmberg led the planning, fundraising and implementation of the foundation's Grand Celebrations in Washington, D.C. and Davenport in 1995, as well as the CCF's other projects and activities.


Chiropractic Included in World's Largest Public Health Convention

The American Public Health Association will hold its annual meeting in Chicago from November 7-11. The theme of this year's meeting is "Celebrating a Century of Progress in Public Health."

The APHA's annual meeting and convention is one of the largest in the world, with nearly 14,000 health and government leaders in attendance at last year's event.

The meeting will feature three full sessions relating to chiropractic, including 18 paper presentations discussing chiropractic and multidisciplinary topics by chiropractic authors. The APHA's Chiropractic Health Care section will also conduct its annual business meetings and will sponsor a social hour for public health leaders. Relicensing credits for several states have already been arranged through Palmer College of Chiropractic.

For more information about the chiropractic program, contact Dr. Roni Evans at (612) 888-4777. To join APHA, or to register for the annual meeting, call the association at (202) 777-2742.


Triad Receives National Accreditation from URAC Health Network

Triad Healthcare Inc., has been awarded "health network" accreditation by the American Accreditation Health Care Commission/URAC. A subsidiary of NCMIC Group Inc., Triad is a national chiropractic IPA that provides and manages the delivery of chiropractic care to beneficiaries in 42 states across the country.
URAC is a nonprofit organization which has issued more than 1,200 accreditation certificates to over 300 managed care organizations doing business in all 50 states, providing health care to more than 120 million Americans. URAC accreditation standards are recognized nationally as providing the benchmarks for quality in managed care organizations.

"The process of accreditation/reaccreditation, while demanding, is necessary to achieve the goal of offering a reliable, measurable and accountable managed care product to the industry regardless of the specialty or professional discipline," commented Dr. Agostino Villano, Triad's director of clinical services. "Triad Healthcare and our parent company, NCMIC Group Inc., are proud of all the individual efforts that have gone into our achieving this accreditation."

Garry Carneal, the president and CEO of URAC, added, "By applying for and receiving URAC accreditation, Triad Healthcare, Inc., has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care. Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare, and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards."


Life to Provide Chiropractic Care for Finnish Olympic Athletes

Life University has been named the official chiropractic provider of the Finnish Olympic Committee for the 2000 and 2002 Olympic Games. The announcement was made in conjunction with the start of a pilot study between Life and the committee, which will examine therapies that may reduce the effects of jet lag (see "News in Brief" in the July 12th issue).

Mike Spino, director of Life's International Sport Training Institute, offered a reason behind the committee's decision. "During the Nagano (Winter Olympics in 1998), one of their competitors was injured. The Finns went looking for a chiropractor to take care of their athletes and couldn't find one in Japan. Now they want to make sure that doesn't happen again."


New Assistant Director of Graduate Services at CCC-LA

Mr. Michael S. Brown has been named the new Assistant Director of Graduate Services at Cleveland Chiropractic College-Los Angeles. He previously edited and wrote for the LACMA Physician, the journal of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and worked as a director of administration for a government relations firm.

As assistant director, Mr. Brown will be responsible for providing prefessional career resources and services at the college. He will also supervise Cleveland's postgraduate education, alumni and development activities.


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