About ACHE

ACHE Awards

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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.

Honorary Fellowship

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 general management.

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 journal.

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 opportunities.

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 professional excellence.

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.