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2018–2019 National Awards Process

ACHE is now accepting nominations for its three most prestigious awards and would like to encourage you to consider nominating outstanding executives. In the past, many Regents have used their Regents Advisory Councils to assist in the identification and submission of a nomination. You may wish to consider recipients of your local Regent Awards as potential nominees for ACHE’s national awards.

  • The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by ACHE. It recognizes an ACHE Fellow who has made significant contributions to the healthcare profession.
  • The Lifetime Service and Achievement Award recognizes a Life or Retired Fellow for significant contributions to advance the healthcare management profession and ACHE.
  • The Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year recognizes an early careerist Fellow for outstanding achievements in the healthcare field.

The nomination deadline for the Lifetime Service Award and Achievement and Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award is July 16. The nomination deadline for the Gold Medal Award is Aug. 17. Award winners will be recognized in March 2019 during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.

For full details on the nominations process, criteria for each award, and past recipients, visit the Awards section on or contact Gerard J. Berish at (312) 424-9323 or

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