Brad Dykes Receives ACHE Regent’s Award

(BEDFORD) – Brad Dykes, IU Health Bedford President, has received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.

Brad Dykes, IU Health Bedford President

The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of
healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

“In his 20 years of serving as President of IU Health Bedford Hospital, Brad has exemplified outstanding team leadership and is a continuing steward for the community,” says Brian Shockney, President of IU Health South Central Region. “Recognition by the ACHE for his contributions to healthcare reinforces this excellence and represents fully the core values of IU Health.”

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 healthcare 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.

Dykes has served as President of IU Health Bedford Hospital since 1999. Prior to this, he served as Regional Administrator, Alliant Management Services, Louisville, KY.

Dykes is a Fellow and a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. He is also a member of Indiana
Hospital Association Board of Directors, American Hospital Association Region Policy Board 5, Indiana Rural Health Association Medical Group Management Association and Indiana State Department of Health Hospital Licensure Council.

Dykes professional recognition includes: American College of Young Healthcare Executives – Regent Award, Sam Walton Business leader Award – Wal-Mart Corporation, Leadership Award – Indiana Rural Health association.

Dykes received his bachelor’s degree from Wabash College, Crawfordville, IN and his master’s degree in Business Administration from Murray State University, Murray, KY.
About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 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.

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