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ACHE young exec of the year
Commanding presence

By Alice Hohl  |  January 29, 2007

Hospital chief executive officers might dream of receiving a sharp salute from their employees and having their orders carried out the moment they are spoken, but Lt. Col. Jessie Tucker III says running an Army hospital isnít that easy.Tucker, the recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives 2007 Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for young healthcare executive of the year, is the first active-duty military officer to receive the award.

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ACHE gold medal award
A high-flying career

By Alice Hohl  |  January 29, 2007

Jack Bovender, a longtime HCA executive who has been the for-profit hospital chainís chief executive officer since 2001, isnít sure why he is being singled out for honors now, but he thinks it may have to do with helicopters. It was Bovender who authorized a heroic mission to rescue patients and staff from Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, an HCA affiliate, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

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