DUANE DAUNER, FACHE, RECEIVES
ACHE'S GOLD MEDAL AWARD
CHICAGO, January 2, 2002C. Duane Dauner, FACHE, president of
the California Healthcare Association/California Association of Hospitals
and Health Systems, Sacramento, has been named the recipient of one of
two American College of Healthcare Executives 2002 Gold Medal Awards.
Dauner will receive the award on March 18, 2002, at the Arthur C. Bachmeyer
Memorial Address and Luncheon during ACHE's 45th Congress on Healthcare
Management in Chicago.
Gold Medal Award is ACHE's highest honor bestowed on outstanding
leaders who, through a career of service, have made significant
contributions to the healthcare profession and field. The purpose
of this award is to identify ACHE Fellows who best exemplify leadership
at the organizational, local, state/provincial, and national levels.
The Gold Medal Award recognizes those individuals who go beyond
the confines of their own organization to continually contribute
to the improvement of healthcare services and community health.
California Healthcare Association is one of the largest state healthcare
associations, providing nearly 500 hospitals, health systems, and other
healthcare providers with representation and advocacy. Dauner has served
as CHA's president since 1996, and president of the California Association
of Hospitals and Health Systems since 1985. He has more than 30 years
of leadership experience with state hospital associations, including positions
as vice president of the Kansas Hospital Association and president and
chief executive officer of the Missouri Hospital Association.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Dauner is
chair of Taxpayers Against Higher Health Costs, a broad-based coalition
in California that manages initiative campaigns for member organizations.
He serves as the immediate past-chair of Californians Allied for
Patient Protection and is a member of the board of California Hospitals
Affiliated Insurance Services, Inc. In addition, Dauner has served
as a trustee of the American Hospital Association and its Health
Research and Educational Trust, and has also served on several ACHE
committees, including the Leadership Advisory Committee, Health
Associations Committee, and Regent's Advisory Council for California
- Gold Country. He is the author of numerous articles on healthcare
issues and also authored a book on healthcare reform, The Health
received his master of arts and bachelor of arts degrees from Wichita
(Kan.) State University.
second 2002 Gold Medal Award recipient is Douglas D. Hawthorne,
FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources
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