Daniel S. Schechter, 86, a former vice president of the American Hospital Association and the first president of American Hospital Publishing Inc., the predecessor organization of Health Forum, died in October. He had lived in suburban Chicago. Schechter served two decades as editor and then publisher of Trustee magazine, and was appointed president of AHPI in 1980. "In his various roles, Dan made significant contributions to the hospital literature," said Mary Grayson, editorial director, executive publications at Health Forum. Schechter retired in 1993. He is survived by his wife Sally, five children and 11 grandchildren.