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Remembering Alter+Care Advisory Board Member, Charles S. Lauer

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare and vice president of Crain Communications, has passed away at the age of 86. Chuck was also the head of Alter+Care’s advisory board of leading hospital executives for the last decade. He was a friend, mentor and champion for us as we built the business into one of the country’s leding healthcare developers. We will miss his warmth, inspiration and incredible insights which all of us came to rely on.

Chuck had a storied career in the publishing industry, and was the recipient of numerous industry awards including the Diversity Champion Award, the Michael E. DeBakey Award for Achievements in Healthcare, and a lifetime fellowship from the American College of Medical Administrators. He also served in the U.S. Army as a corporal during the Korean War.

Chuck’s publishing career started at Time with Life Magazine. From there he moved on to two McGraw-Hill publications where he worked as a sales manager, and later as a sales manager for the American Medical Association publications. He was also a part of the executive management team at Petersen Publishing and Family Media. Chuck became a publisher at Modern Healthcare in 1976, and a vice president of Crain Communications in 1981.

Chuck was known for his generous, upbeat nature, and was a friend and mentor to many throughout the course of his career. He spoke at many conferences and symposiums during his life and remained heavily invested in the healthcare and publishing industries. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.