Preston Smith, a former senator from Georgia, serves as president of Tyler & Company, a healthcare recruitment firm in Atlanta. Preston Smith has also worked as an attorney and a healthcare executive. Senator Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a board member of the organization’s Georgia chapter, the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives. He has been recognized nationally with awards from numerous organizations for his leadership in the healthcare arena.
Senator Smith recently spoke to a meeting of the healthcare executives about the changing environment of healthcare reimbursement and the newly enacted federal MACRA law. He was recently published in Hunt Scanlon’s annual Executive Search Review magazine about the emerging healthcare landscape and the need for recruitment of a new brand of executive healthcare leadership. His article can be read at: http://huntscanlon.com/meeting-clients-at-their-point-of-changing-need/.
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently named the annual winners of its Gold Medal Awards, the highest honor the organization bestows, and the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, which is given to an individual under 40 years of age who has shown high achievement in the field.
Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, and Rulon F. Stacey, PhD, FACHE, were selected as Gold Medal Award winners for 2017. Capozzalo serves as executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Yale New Haven Health System, and Stacey is the managing director of Navigant in Chicago.
Nicholas R. Tejeda, FACHE, was chosen as the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. He serves as CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in El Paso, Texas.