S. SANDERS, FACHE, INSTALLED AS CHAIRMAN OF
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
March 15, 2002Larry S. Sanders, FACHE, chairman and chief executive
officer, Columbus (GA) Regional Healthcare System, Inc., has assumed the
office of Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an
international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.
Sanders was installed today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's
46th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hilton Chicago. He received
the gavel from Mark R. Neaman, FACHE, outgoing ACHE Chairman.
Chairman, Sanders will serve the second part of a three-year term in ACHE's
consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Immediate
Past-Chairman. Before being named Chairman-Elect, Sanders served as an
ACHE Governor from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, he was an ACHE Regent
for Georgia - Area B from 1994 to 1998.
Regional Healthcare System, Inc., is a not-for-profit network of companies
providing healthcare services and health education for children and adults;
the system includes an acute care and teaching hospital, home health services,
physician practices, a provider-sponsored healthcare plan, and the Columbus
Regional Medical Foundation. Sanders has worked within the Columbus Regional
system since 1981, when he joined The Medical Center as vice president.
He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of The
Medical Center from 1983 to 1986, and president and chief executive officer
from 1986 to 1992. Also in 1986, Sanders became executive vice president
and chief operating officer of Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc.
He was named chairman and chief executive officer in 1989. Sanders began
his career in 1974 as an administrative resident and later as assistant
administrator of Shallowford Community Hospital in Atlanta; from 1976
to 1981, he served as assistant administrator for Jackson-Madison County
General Hospital in Jackson, TN.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Sanders has served
in leadership positions in a variety of healthcare-related organizations.
He is a former chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association and has held
several leadership roles in the American Hospital Association. He is currently
a member of the board of directors for VHA-Georgia and the Institute for
Diversity in Health Management. In addition, he serves on the boards of
the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and SouthTrust Bank of Columbus.
Sanders is a preceptor and adjunct faculty at the University of Alabama
at Birmingham. He serves as a preceptor for the Institute for Diversity
in Health Management; Georgia State University, Atlanta; and the University
of North Florida, Jacksonville.
received his master's degree in hospital and health administration from
the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his bachelor's degree in
business administration from the University of Tennessee.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426