ACHE awards honor ac­com­plished ex­ecs

Modern Healthcare - - SPECIAL FEATURE -

The 2013 Amer­i­can Col­lege of Health­care Ex­ec­u­tives awards take on spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance this year.

One of this year’s ACHE Gold Medal Award win­ners—the high­est honor the or­ga­ni­za­tion be­stows—goes to Thomas Dolan, its long­time pres­i­dent and CEO. The pro­file that fol­lows shows why his lead­er­ship of the or­ga­ni­za­tion dur­ing the past 22 years makes him justly de­serv­ing of this pres­ti­gious award.

The other Gold Medal win­ner is Wayne Lerner, an ac­com­plished health­care ex­ec­u­tive for nearly 40 years. His abil­ity to nav­i­gate the dif­fi­cul­ties fac­ing in­ner-city hos­pi­tals also makes him a de­serv­ing honoree.

Fi­nally, Christina Freese-Decker is the win­ner of this year’s Robert S. Hud­gens Me­mo­rial Award for Young Health­care Ex­ec­u­tive of the Year, which hon­ors an up-and-coming leader un­der age 40. Her abil­ity to en­gi­neer so­lu­tions to the prob­lems faced by a small hospi­tal in Michi­gan high­lights the re­mark­able tal­ent be­ing nur­tured in the trenches of the U.S. hospi­tal in­dus­try.

Read more about their ac­com­plish­ments on the fol­low­ing pages. The win­ners will be feted at spe­cial events dur­ing the ACHE’s an­nual Congress on Health­care Lead­er­ship set for March 11-14 in Chicago.

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