Lee Clinton, MHA (2004), FACHE, Receives ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award

Lee M. Clinton, MHA (2004), FACHE, Vice President of Operations at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, MO received the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award at the Missouri Hospital Association's 89th Annual Convention in Lake Ozark, MO, held November 8-9, 2011.

The award was bestowed on Clinton by Patrick Bira, ACHE's Regent for Missouri and CEO of Lincoln County Medical Center in Troy, MO. The Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent's Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE's goals. Clinton received one of only two awards given for the State of Missouri.

Affiliates 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, participation 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.

Clinton has served as Vice President of Operations of Perry County Memorial Hospital since 2006. Clinton is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. He is also currently serving as President-Elect of the University of Missouri Health Management Program's Alumni Association and will assume the role of President in July 2012. Clinton has been a member of the ACHE Regent's Advisory Council since 2005; is a board member of the Hospital Association Team Worker's Compensation Trust since 2009; and has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2005 and is a former Chapter President.

Clinton received his Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy from the University of Missouri in Columbia; his Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Missouri; and his Master's degree in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants each year. ACHE's established network of more than 80 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 journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, as well as groundbreaking research, career development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management including textbooks for use in college and university courses.

Through such effects, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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