Trane Expert Shares Leadership Development Insights at ACHE 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

Trane Expert Shares Leadership Development Insights at ACHE 2015 Congress on              Healthcare Leadership

Chicago, March 16, 2015 Laura Rygielski-Preston, FACHE, vice president, strategy and development, Trane Building Advantage™, will join leaders from Erlanger Health System to discuss physician leadership at the 2015 Congress on Leadership offered by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) from March 16-19 in Chicago.

Trane Building Advantage represents a suite of energy services offerings that assist building owners and managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable buildings. Erlanger Health System is a non-profit, academic teaching center affiliated with the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is a premier corporate partner of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Drawing on Trane’s successful leadership development program, Rygielski will join Erlanger Health System presenters Kevin Spiegel, FACHE, ACHE Regent, president and chief executive officer; Melanie Blake, M.D., associate chief medical officer and a practicing physician; and Joe Winick, FACHE, senior vice president, planning, analytics and business development.

The group will discuss benefits and key components of a strong physician leadership program and best practices for selecting and developing well-rounded physician leaders. The presenters also will discuss key measurements that can be used to determine the success of a leadership development program and how to engage physicians as active participants in improving the healing experience.

Presentation Details:
Title:  Physician Leadership: A Strategic Imperative
When:  March 17, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Location: Salon A3, lower level, Hilton Chicago

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About Rygielski-Preston
Laura Rygielski-Preston, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, (FACHE), is vice president, strategy and development, Trane Building Advantage. She is responsible for customer satisfaction, market growth and expansion of offerings to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry. She is a fellow of ACHE and is board certified in healthcare management. Rygielski-Preston has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses. For more information, visit

About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit or