About the Session

Former recipients of the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year will discuss critical issues they face in their current positions and how healthcare executives can prepare to address those issues. Established by the Alumni/ae Association of the Department of Health Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University as a tribute to Robert S. Hudgens, ACHE’s first vice president, an elected office, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of healthcare management and is given to an exceptional healthcare executive who is younger than 40, is a Fellow of ACHE and holds a CEO or COO position in a healthcare organization. Each speaker will address how ACHE, in general, and how receiving the Hudgens Award, specifically, helped to prepare them as leaders.

Lessons from Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award Winners will be announced at a later date.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore real-time leadership challenges and successful strategies for addressing them.
  • Learn from industry leaders about the value of continuing education and the benefits of remaining connected to ACHE.