Modern Healthcare is pleased to recognize the four recipients of the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives Awards.
ACHE Awards - 2014
When Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif., hired Delvecchio Finley to be its CEO in 2011, there were those who questioned whether the then 34-year-old executive was old enough or had adequate experience to manage the 350-bed public hospital in Los Angeles County.
Chris Van Gorder is credited with orchestrating a multimillion-dollar turnaround and cultural transformation of Scripps Health, San Diego, after being named its president and CEO in 2000. But ask Van Gorder what the highlight of his career would be, and he'll tell you about flying into Haiti at 2 a.m. and assisting Scripps' chief medical officer in surgery following the 2010 earthquake.
The Russian city of Murmansk probably isn't mentioned often in U.S. healthcare discussions, but for Charles Evans, it represents a vivid example of how organizations, communities, even countries, can renew their commitment to healthcare.
It was an ad in an issue of Life magazine that was responsible for changing the course of William Richardson's life.As a sophomore at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., planning to go to law school, Richardson saw an ad in the magazine that asked parents, 'Should your son be a hospital administrator?'
See a gallery of the 2014 American College of Healthcare Executives honorees and find out about their special achievements.
The American College of Healthcare Executives chose Delvecchio Finley, the 36-year-old CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, as its 2014 Young Executive of the Year. Listen to Finley tell the story of how he switched his focus from medicine to administration and advanced quickly to take the helm of the Torrance, Calif., hospital at a dire time in its history.