Timothy Gaillard Receives ACHE Regent's Award

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Timothy Gaillard, MHA, FACHE, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for University Hospital, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Champion of Diversity Regent's Award today at the 2017 ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter Annual Conference in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.


The award was bestowed on Gaillard by Andrew Hillig, ACHE's Regent for Wisconsin and Vice President of Performance Excellence, Ascension Wisconsin. The Champion of Diversity Regent's Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of diversity in healthcare management, their organization, their community, and among ACHE.


Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative inclusion strategies; executive capability in advancing diversity in their own organization and in the community; and for their contributions to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.


Gaillard has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for University Hospital since 2010. Prior to this, he served as served as both the Associate Director and the Chief Administrative Officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.


Timothy M. GaillardGaillard is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. Gaillard began his career in hotel management. He then committed to serve 8 years in the United States Army Health Services Command, both in active duty and reserve capacities. At the conclusion of Army service, he served as a hospital director at Palmetto Health in Columbia, SC.


Gaillard received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism from the University of South Carolina, Columbia; his Masters of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, Heidelberg, Germany; and his Masters of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina.


About the American College of Healthcare Executives


The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 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 it 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 Executive was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its education 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 course. For more information, visit www.ache.org.


Date Published: 09/19/2017

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