D. HAWTHORNE, FACHE, RECEIVES
ACHE'S GOLD MEDAL AWARD
January 2, 2002Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE, president
and chief executive officer of Texas Health Resources in Arlington,
has been named the recipient of one of two American College of Healthcare
Executives 2002 Gold Medal Awards. Hawthorne 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
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.
Health Resources is Texas' largest faith-based, not-for-profit health
system, created by the merger of Harris Methodist Health System,
Presbyterian Healthcare Resources, and Arlington Memorial Hospital
Foundation, Inc. Hawthorne has been THR's president and chief executive
officer since overseeing the merger in 1997. Prior to this, he served
as president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian Healthcare
Resources and Presbyterian Healthcare System, beginning in 1983.
From 1970 to 1983, he held increasingly responsible positions within
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Hawthorne
is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association,
a member of the AHA Executive Committee, and chairman of the AHA
Operations Committee. He serves on the boards of Sisters of Mercy
Health System in St. Louis, Trinity University in San Antonio, Premier,
and Boy Scouts of America. He is also a faculty member at several
universities, including Trinity University and the University of
Houston - Clear Lake. In addition, Hawthorne served as the ACHE
Regent for Texas - Greater Dallas/Fort Worth from 1993 to 1997 and
is a past chairman of the Texas Hospital Association.
has received numerous awards and commendations for his service to
the healthcare field, including the Earl M. Collier Award from the
Texas Hospital Association in 1994 and the Boone Powell, Sr. Award
from the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council in 1997. Under his leadership,
Texas Health Resources was named one of the top 20 U.S. health systems
in governance practices by Modern Healthcare magazine.
received his master's degree in healthcare administration and his
bachelor's degree in business administration from Trinity University
in San Antonio.
second 2002 Gold Medal Award recipient is C. Duane Dauner, FACHE,
president and chief executive officer of the California Healthcare
Association/California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems
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