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ICU Director - New Journal Launched By SAGE

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (January 15, 2010) – ICU Director is a new bimonthly journal launched this month by SAGE, the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher.

Targeting managers and directors, ICU Director publishes original clinical articles and research reviews, perspectives, topical roundtables, case studies, and focus group discussions on the broad array of issues confronting intensive and critical care administrators, including complex clinical decision making, interactions with patient families, staffing, and business management.

“ICU Director is a forum for addressing clinical dilemmas, quality and safety, and processes and outcomes,” said founding editor Dr. Dani Hackner. “We invite multidisciplinary perspectives to address the challenge of providing focused, compassionate clinical care, grounded in sound systems and operations within a ‘culture of safety.’”

Dr. Hackner is Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he heads departmental initiatives for clinical performance, quality, and utilization.

“Intensive and critical care administrators are at the nexus of the most complex healthcare questions, which often have multiple dimensions — ethical, clinical, legal, management, or combinations of these,” said Ron Epstein, SAGE’s Director of STM Journals. “We welcome the opportunity to work with Dr. Hackner in making this journal a singular resource and forum for those in such crucial roles.”

ICU Director is published bimonthly beginning in January 2010. For more information, including author guidelines, advertising and subscription rates, visit


ICU Director is a new resource for critical care unit directors, intensivists, and ICU managers, offering practical information regarding clinical management and unit operations. The journal addresses effective practice assurance, enhancing leadership and team-building, policy development and implementing change, finances and planning, staffing and retention, quality improvement and safety, education and regulatory compliance. ICU Director also publishes peer reviewed papers on clinical conditions and decisions that may have an impact on clinical outcomes, efficiency of ICU operations and management processes.

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

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Posted: January 2010