Health Care Hall of Fame Past Inductees
James A. Hamilton
Inducted in 1998
Hamilton spent 49 years of his life as a healthcare administrator, consultant, teacher and mentor. In 1946, Hamilton started the first graduate program in hospital administration at the University of Minnesota. Since 1958, the American College of Healthcare Executives has awarded the James A. Hamilton Award for someone who has written an outstanding book about healthcare management. During Hamilton's career, he served as chairman and then course director of the American College of Hospital Administrators, which later changed its name to the ACHE.