S. SANDERS, FACHE, ELECTED CHAIRMAN-ELECT OF AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE
March 16, 2002Larry S. Sanders, FACHE, chairman and chief executive
officer, Columbus (Ga.) Regional Healthcare System, Inc., has been elected
Chairman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international
professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.
took office today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 45th
Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago.
As Chairman-Elect, Sanders will serve the first part of a three-year term
in ACHE's consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman,
and Immediate Past-Chairman.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Sanders served
as ACHE Governor for District 9 from 1998 to 2001. Prior to that, he was
an ACHE Regent for Georgia - Area B from 1994 to 1998.
Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc., is a not-for-profit network
of companies providing healthcare services and health education for children
and adults; the system includes an acute care and teaching hospital, home
health services, physician practices, and the Columbus Regional Medical
Foundation. Sanders has worked within the Columbus Regional system since
1981, when he joined The Medical Center as vice president. He served as
executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Medical Center
from 1983 to 1986, and president and chief executive officer from 1986
to 1992. Also in 1986, Sanders became executive vice president and chief
operating officer of Columbus Regional Healthcare System, Inc. He was
named chairman and chief executive officer in 1989. Sanders began his
career in 1974 as assistant administrator of Shallowford Community Hospital
in Atlanta; from 1976 to 1981, he served as assistant administrator for
Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, Tenn.
has served in leadership positions in a variety of healthcare-related
organizations. He is a former chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association
and has held several leadership roles in the American Hospital Association.
He is currently a member of the board of directors for VHA-Georgia, and
serves on the boards of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and SouthTrust
Bank of Columbus, N.A. Sanders is a preceptor and adjunct faculty at the
University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition, he serves as a preceptor
for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management; Georgia State University,
Atlanta; and the University of North Florida, Jacksonville.
received his master's degree in hospital and health administration from
the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his bachelor's degree in
business administration from the University of Tennessee.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426