NAMED ACHE'S 'YOUNG HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR'
January 2, 2003Anthony E. Munroe, FACHE, president and chief
executive officer of the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc.,
in Miami, has won the American College of Healthcare Executives 2003 Robert
S. Hudgens Memorial Award for young healthcare executive of the year.
Munroe will receive the award on March 17, 2003, at the Parker B. Francis
Distinguished Lecture during ACHE's 46th Congress on Healthcare Management
Hudgens Award is presented annually to an exceptional healthcare executive
who is less than 40 years old and who is the chief executive officer or
chief operating officer of a health services organization. The award was
established in 1969 by the Alumni/ae Association of the Department of
Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in
tribute to its former course director and ACHE's first vice president,
Robert S. Hudgens, FACHE.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Munroe was selected
from among healthcare executives who were nominated for the award by their
professional colleagues. The Hudgens Memorial Award Committee selected
the winner based on demonstrated leadership, administrative ability, motivation,
attitude, innovation, and creativity.
Opportunity Family Health Center, Inc., is a not-for-profit, multi-site
comprehensive community health center and social services provider. Munroe
joined EOFHC in 1998 as the organization's president and chief executive
officer. Prior to this, he served as director of Community Health Promotion
for the DeKalb County Board of Health in Decatur, GA, and executive director
for Family Health Services for the New York City Department of Health.
Munroe has held administrative positions at several healthcare organizations
in the New York metropolitan area, including the New York City Health
and Hospitals Corporation, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Interfaith
Medical Center, and Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
is a past chairman of the Miami-Dade Community Health Initiative and serves
on the advisory board of directors for the Miami Fellows Program. He holds
several leadership positions for the Miami chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity, Inc., and was recently voted Alpha of the Year for the state
of Florida. Munroe is a member of several professional associations, including
the American Hospital Association, National Association of Health Services
Executives, and the American Public Health Association. In addition, he
was named one of Modern Healthcare's "Up & Comers" for 2002.
received his master's degree in business administration from Northwestern
University in Evanston, IL, and his bachelor's degree in economics from
Excelsior College in Albany, NY. In addition, he has completed his studies
for a master's degree in public health from the Mailman School of Public
Health at Columbia University, NY.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426