The American College of Healthcare Executives named Lt. Col. Jessie Tucker III as the 2007 Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award Winner for young healthcare executive of the year. The ACHE named two Gold Medal Award winners for career service: Jack Bovender, chairman and chief executive officer at HCA, Nashville, and Diane Peterson, president of D. Peterson and Associates, Houston. The awards will be presented March 19 in New Orleans at the ACHE annual meeting. Tucker, 37, is the former commander of Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and incoming chief of staff at the Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C. Bovender, 61, a former ACHE governor, became HCAs chairman and CEO in 2001 and has served on multiple governing boards. Peterson, 57, was the second woman to be ACHE chair and has served on the governing boards of the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management and Owen Healthcare Corp., Houston. -- by Melanie Evans
ACHE to honor three executives
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