Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group Members Receive National ACHE Service Awards

Four healthcare leaders from Carolinas HealthCare System and Novant Health recognized for volunteerism.

Charlotte, NC, September 10, 2013 --( Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) members Steven C. Burke, FACHE; Calvin Hung, FACHE; John W. Roberts, FACHE; and John Tartt, FACHE received American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2013 Recognition Awards for their volunteer service. GCHEG President, Jean B. Wester, FACHE, presented the awards at a recent chapter education event in Charlotte.

"Only a few health care leaders are recognized nationally by the ACHE each year," said Ms. Wester, President of Charlotte's independent chapter of the ACHE, "so we're especially honored to have so many on the list from our local chapter, as well as our state Regent, John Roberts." ACHE posts a full list of 2013 Recognition Award recipients at

Active ACHE members are eligible for recognition at three sequential levels, based on points accrued for volunteer activities that fulfill the ACHE mission of advancing healthcare management excellence. "As past and present chapter officers and volunteers - both on the local and national levels," President Wester continued, "these award recipients demonstrate leadership and dedication to furthering the excellence of our profession. This is a well-deserved honor."

Photographs from the August 27, 2013 award presentation are available on the Members section of


The Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) serves the Charlotte, NC area and all other portions of Western North Carolina not so designated under another Chapter agreement. Active since 1985, with a current roster of over 600 members, GCHEG acts as a local resource to promote the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE ) and the importance of membership. GCHEG officers are ACHE members and speak to the benefits of membership and involvement at the local and national levels. Learn more online at

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The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. Learn more online at
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