John A. Russell, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania, received the American College of Healthcare Executives' 1994 Gold Medal Award during the ACHE's annual meeting in Dallas last week.
The Gold Medal Award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the healthcare industry. The ACHE meeting overlapped with the American Hospital Association's annual convention.
Charles S. Lauer, publisher of MODERN HEALTHCARE, was selected as an honorary fellow of the ACHE, based on his distinguished career in publishing and his contributions to the field of healthcare management literature.
William Head, deputy command surgeon at the Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., assumed the office of chairman of the ACHE during the 60th annual meeting of the council of regents, the organization's legislative body. Garth A.H. Pierce, president and CEO at Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario, was named chairman-elect.
Also in Dallas, the American Hospital Association presented its Distinguished Service Award to George Adams, president and CEO at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. The award is the AHA's highest honor to an individual in the field of healthcare administration.
Roger M. Busfield Jr., president emeritus of the Arkansas Hospital Association, received the AHA Trustees Award, which recognizes people or groups making outstanding contributions to AHA policy development.