D. GRAHAM, FACHE, ELECTED TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE
EXECUTIVES BOARD OF GOVERNORS
February 28, 2004—Kenneth
D. Graham, FACHE, president and chief executive officer, Overlake
Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue, WA, has been elected to
serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of
Healthcare Executives, an international professional society
of 30,000 healthcare executives.
took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during
ACHE's 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt
Regency Chicago. He will serve a three-year term representing
ACHE affiliates on ACHE's Board of Governors, the authority
that oversees ACHE operations and member services.
has served as president and chief executive officer of Overlake
Hospital Medical Center since 1994. A 257-bed freestanding
nonprofit hospital, Overlake has received a number of awards,
including a 1998 Nova Award for community health efforts from
the American Hospital Association. In 2000, the hospital was
named one of the Top 100 "Most Wired" Hospitals
by Hospitals and Health Networks and one of the Top
100 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Solucient.
1990 to 1994, Graham was president and chief executive
officer of Saint Louise Hospital and Health Center in
Morgan Hill, CA. From 1983 to 1990, he held a number of
other executive positions in the Los Altos Hills, CA-based
Daughters of Charity National Health System—West
Region, including senior vice president, Operations; senior
vice president, Administration; and vice president, Administration.
Prior to joining Daughters of Charity, Graham served as
associate administrator of Grossmont District Hospital,
La Mesa, CA. He began his executive career at Long Beach
(CA) Community Hospital as an administrative resident
and was later named assistant executive director.
to being elected an ACHE Governor, Graham was the ACHE Regent
for Washington from 2000 to 2004. Currently, he serves on
the board of the Washington State Hospital Association as
an ACHE representative and also serves on the boards of directors
of the American Heart Association Northwest Region, First
Choice Health Network, Partners for a Healthier Community,
and the Heart Institute of Puget Sound. In addition, he serves
as volunteer executive director of both RotaCare Free Clinics
and RotaCare Puget Sound and is a member of the King County
Health Care Advisory Panel and the Red Cross Leadership Council,
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Graham
received his master's degree in public health with a concentration
in hospital administration and his bachelor's degree in public
health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426