Frank Irving
2801 Denbeigh Drive, Hatfield, PA 19440 - (215) 872-8302 - [email protected]




Lynn Nace
Editorial Director
Merion Publications Inc.
(610) 278-1400, ext. 1121
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Jaci Nicely
Vice President, Human Resources
Merion Publications Inc.
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Comments from Industry Colleagues

Your efforts have advanced the cause and stature of the CIO and our industry.

Scott Joslyn
Senior VP and CIO
Long Beach, CA

In working for 33 years in this industry, I have never been treated with more grace and appreciation. You are a talented, kind man and it has been a privilege to work with you. You allowed me to get my ideas and predictions out there to the CIOs and their directors which helped me to support the industry. ADVANCE has been the best magazine in the industry for quite some time.

Betsy S. Hersher
Hersher Associates, Ltd.
Deerfield, IL

Your journal introduced a fresh way of describing our successes and challenges and many have benefited from the exposure and publicity.

Dennis P. L'Heureux
Sr. VP for Planning & CIO
Rockford Health System
Rockford, IL

I have had the honor and pleasure collaborating with you for years. You know, someone once said, "Work sometimes comes from inspiration, but often inspiration comes from work." Thank you for inspiring, working and helping us.

Gregory S. Walton
Chief Information Officer
El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, CA

You have interviewed us, quoted us, published us, and photographed us. You've well-positioned us, and sometimes you made us (okay, me) sound smarter than deserved. You've made every effort to make us successful - and for a season I hope we did the same for you.

George T. Hickman, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Executive VP & CIO
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY

I just learned that ADVANCE will no longer publish after May 2010. I'm heartbroken. ADVANCE offered so many different kinds of insights into HIT with articles written by and for users, vendors, consultants, etc.

Deborah KohnPrincipal
Dak Systems Consulting
San Mateo, CA

It's sad to hear that this great publication will cease after such a good run. It's been a pleasure working with you over the past couple of years and I wish you all of the best in your future endeavors.

Gian Sachdev
Manager, Public Relations
Health IT, Communications
Siemens Medical Solutions, USA, Inc.
Malvern, PA

It seems like it was only last week when I had lunch with Frank to discuss ideas for a new HIT magazine. ADVANCE was "best of class" almost from the beginning.

J. P.(Pete) Wenzlick
Editor/Publisher HIT Strategies Newsletter.
Savannah, GA

It has been both a pleasure and an honor to work with you and to collaborate with the advisory board. This cooperative effort produced a publication that was cutting-edge, not just because it was current, but because it produced a publication from the perspective of those in the trenches.

Laura Hyatt
Hyatt Associates
Los Angeles, CA

Please know that you have left a lasting impression on us and the industry. We are indeed very grateful.

Gene Shaw
VP, Information Technology, & CIO
Yuma Regional Medical Center
Yuma, AZ

Thanks for the opportunity to work with you these past few years. Good luck in whatever direction your career might take next.

Bill Crounse, MD
Senior Director, Worldwide Health
Executive Producer, Health Tech Today
Microsoft Corporation
Redmond, Washington

It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you.

William "Buddy" Gillespie
VP-Chief Technology Officer and CIO Emeritus
Wellspan Health
York, PA