Cone Health CEO Is Recognized for Leadership in Health Care
Terry Akin receives the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from ACHE
Greensboro—Cone Health CEO Terry Akin, FACHE, has received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. The award recognizes American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of health care management excellence.
The award was presented to Akin by Joann Anderson, FACHE, the North Carolina Regent and president and CEO of Southeastern Health in Lumberton, North Carolina. The award was presented at the winter meeting of the North Carolina Hospital Association.
Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization, and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the health care profession; leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
Akin has served as CEO of Cone Health since October 2014. He joined the health care network in July 2009 as chief operating officer and was named president in April 2012.
Akin is board certified in health care management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. He is a member of the North Carolina Hospital Association Board of Directors. Akin serves as chairman of both the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and the Guilford County Economic Develop Alliance. He was named to the Triad Business Journal’s “Most Admired CEO” list last year.
Cone Health is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost. The integrated health care network consists of Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Cone Health Medical Group, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville, MedCenter Mebane, Triad HealthCare Network and various outpatient clinics and programs. More than 11,000 exceptional people provide exceptional care to the people of Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Forsyth, Caswell and Randolph counties.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 78 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses. For more information, visit www.ache.org
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