Click on one of the following for more information on these ACHE awards:
Gold Medal Award
The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the American
College of Healthcare Executives on outstanding leaders who have made
significant contributions to the healthcare profession.
Lifetime Service Award
The Lifetime Service Award was created to recognize Life Fellows and
Retired Fellows who have made
significant contributions to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award
The Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive
of the Year was established to recognize early careerists for outstanding
achievements in the field of healthcare management.
This special category of ACHE membership recognizes distinguished leaders
who do not typically join ACHE but whose accomplishments have positively influenced the healthcare management or public health profession.
James A. Hamilton Award
The James A. Hamilton Award for book of the year was established
to identify books of exceptional merit in the field of healthcare or
Dean Conley Award
The Dean Conley Award was established to recognize outstanding
articles on an administrative theme published in one of the major magazines
or journals serving the healthcare management field.
Edgar C. Hayhow Award
The Edgar C. Hayhow Award was created to recognize outstanding articles
published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE's official
Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management
The Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition was developed to stimulate student
writing about important issues and developments in healthcare management.
Health Management Research Award
This $25,000 award is granted annually to a faculty member affiliated with ACHE
for research on a topic that enhances managerial effectiveness and career
Chapter Management and Awards Program
The purpose of the ACHE Chapter Management and Awards Program is to ensure the
consistent delivery of quality services to ACHE members by ACHE chapters. The
awards and recognition system acknowledges superior chapter performance
based on objectively measured results.
ACHE Recognition Program
The ACHE Recognition Program celebrates members’ commitment to the healthcare
management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels, based on a range of
specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to
Alton E. Pickert Achievement Award
The Alton E. Pickert Achievement Award is presented each year to recognize employees who have demonstrated significant service to ACHE and its members.
Higher Education Network Award
The ACHE Higher Education Network Award Program recognizes college and university healthcare management programs that have demonstrated the highest level of ACHE engagement.
Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr., Postgraduate Fellowship
The Stuart A. Wesbury, Jr. Postgraduate Fellowship was established in 1991 to further postgraduate education in healthcare and professional society management.
Charter Fellows and Honorary Charter Fellows
Charter Fellows were the founding members of ACHE; Honorary Charter
Fellows were people honored by the founders in the early years of ACHE.