Published on December 09, 2010

Baptist Memorial Health Care Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Mid-South Health Care Executives recently honored Robert S. Gordon, chief administrative officer and executive vice president of Baptist Memorial Health Care, with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gordon, who is board certified in healthcare management by the American College of Healthcare Executives, began his career at Baptist in 1977 as an administrative resident. Since then, he has served in a variety of leadership roles. He has held his current position since 1998.

"Bob Gordon exemplifies the true meaning of a leader in the health care community," said Stephen C. Reynolds, president and CEO of Baptist Memorial Health Care. "His strategic vision, depth of insight, knowledge of health care legislation and ability to see the big picture help propel our organization and the health care community in a positive direction."

Gordon is a past recipient of the Tennessee Hospital Association s Distinguished Service Award and earned the ACHE Regents Award in 2005.

"Mid-South Health Care Executives established this award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the MCHE chapter, the American College of Health Care Executives or to the health care field during their careers," said Mike McCormack, president of MHCE. "Bob is a respected and valuable member of the leadership team at Baptist, is an active and supportive member of MCHE and served as the ACHE regent for Tennessee during 2007 and 2008. We are honored to be able to present him with our inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award."

MHCE, the local chapter of ACHE, is a non-profit organization founded to serve the needs of West Tennessees health care leadership community by providing networking opportunities and avenues for continuing education and leadership development. MHCE has more than 220 members who represent hospitals and health systems, consulting firms, health care associations, managed care companies, pharmaceutical companies, and other organizations that provide and support the delivery of health care services in West Tennessee.

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