The American College of Healthcare Executives gave its highest awards this year to Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives, based in Englewood, Colo., and Richard Umbdenstock, CEO of the American Hospital Association.
ACHE Awards - 2015
Sister Carol Keehan, CEO of the Catholic Health Association, recalls how hard American Hospital Association CEO Richard Umbdenstock worked behind the scenes to develop a unified hospital industry response in support of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform effort.
Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, is one of two winners of the American College of Healthcare Executives' Gold Medal Award, the organization's highest honor.
Early in his career, Kevin Lofton's mentor saw more ahead for his young hospital executive protégé than Lofton imagined for himself.
Kevin Lofton, CEO of Englewood, Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of two winners of the American College of Healthcare Executives' Gold Medal Award, the organization's highest honor.
For nine years, following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, eastern New Orleans was without a hospital. In July 2014, New Orleans East Hospital, an 80-bed public facility, opened its doors, returning medical care and jobs to a community in need of both.
Mario Garner is CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, which opened in the summer of 2014. He is this year's winner of the American College of Healthcare Executives' Young Healthcare Executive of the Year Award.