July 9, 2014
WEST HAVEN, CONN. – In recognition of her contributions to the advancement of healthcare management, Summer McGee, associate professor of public management at the University of New Haven, has been awarded a Distinguished Faculty Healthcare Executive Regents Award by the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The award recognizes ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. McGee was named the “mentor of the year.”
“There is no doubt,” said William M. Jennings, ACHE’s regent for Connecticut and president and CEO of Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital, “that UNH is going to play an even bigger part in healthcare leadership in our state.”
McGee said she was humbled and honored to be recognized and to have UNH singled out for its experiential opportunities for students in healthcare management, including a new UNH student chapter of ACHE devoted to linking healthcare executives to students.
“The award reflects not only my, but also the University of New Haven’s, commitment to providing students opportunities to connect students with healthcare leaders in our region,” McGee said.
Award winners are chosen based on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; participation in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
The award was presented to McGee by William M. Jennings at the group’s annual meeting last month in Plantsville, Conn.
McGee has a Ph.D. in ethics and public health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.