Kenneth Graham, president and CEO of 303-bed El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., has been named the recipient of the highest professional recognition given by the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Gold Medal Award. Graham's Gold Medal Award was announced Wednesday along with two recipients of the Lifetime Service Award, Robert Fanning Jr. and Frankie Perry, and the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, which goes to Brett Lee.
ACHE announces award winners
Fanning served as president and CEO of Northeast Health System/Northeast Hospital Corp. in Beverly, Mass., for 20 years, retiring in 2000. Perry worked as a registered nurse and hospital administrator early in her career before moving to the ACHE, where she retired as an executive vice president in 1995. The Lifetime Service Award recognizes executives who have made significant contributions to the ACHE.
Lee is chief operating officer of Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. The Hudgens Award goes to a CEO or COO younger than 40 who is also a fellow of the ACHE.
All four awards will be presented March 21 and 22 during the ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Winners will be profiled in the Feb. 7 issue of Modern Healthcare.
Send us a letter
Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print.