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Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, Receives ASAE Key Award

CHICAGO, June 18, 2012—Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president/CEO, the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been awarded this year’s Key Award from ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership. The award honors the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole. The award will be presented at the 2012 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Aug. 11–14 in Dallas.

“I've had the pleasure of working with Tom in many capacities prior to his board engagement with ASAE, which culminated in his serving as the board chair,” said ASAE president and CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. “I have witnessed his leadership abilities in the context of ASAE and throughout the association community, and I think his selection as the 2012 Key Award winner is another confirmation of Tom's talents, dedication and genuine care for the community he serves.”

Dolan is the 163rd recipient of the Key Award, ASAE's highest honor bestowed upon association chief staff executives. He has been a member of ASAE for 23 years. Dolan is a Fellow of ASAE and served as its 2007–2008 chairman.

ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

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American College of Healthcare Executives
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