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January 16-- Alan Kent, Meadows Health President & CEO, was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award.

Jay Dennard Jr. FACHE, Regent for Georgia, presented Kent with the award at a meeting in Macon,  “Alan is a true example of exemplary leadership as demonstrated by his deep commitment to consistently having patients at the center of all decision making,” Dennard commented. “It is a privilege and honor to be Alan’s friend and colleague.”

alankentKent has been President & CEO of Meadows Health since January 2000. He serves on many community organizations, including as a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives Georgia Regents Advisory Council; chairman of the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Advisory Committee of Georgia Southern University; board member of the Georgia Health Information Network; and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Georgia Hospital Association.

A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Kent earned his Doctor of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. and his Master of Health Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Criteria for the ACHE Senior-Level Award include: Fellow of ACHE, a CEO, COO, or other senior-level executive within the organization, demonstration of leadership ability, demonstration of innovative and creative management, executive capable in developing his or her organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession, demonstration of leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and demonstration of participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.