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Ruth A. “Raz” Cook receives ACHE Regent’s Award

Ruth A. “Raz” Cook, FACHE, administrator at ETMC Fairfield, received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recently at the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Conference in Austin.

The award was bestowed on Cook by Richard Hoeth, ACHE’s Regent for Regent Area 7. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE.
"Being recognized by my ACHE colleagues is highly complimentary and inspiring. I serve among great leadership,” Cook said.

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession, leadership in local, state, or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, and participation in ACHE activities and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.
Cook has served as administrator at ETMC Fairfield since 1999. Prior to this, she served as chief nursing officer at Trinity Valley Medical Center in Palestine.

Cook holds FACHE status in the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. She is also a member of Texas Nurses Association, Texas Hospital Association, and Rotary International.
Cook received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in Waco 1990 and her master’s degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1992.

American College of Healthcare Executives
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its journal, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and magazine, Healthcare Executive, as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs. ACHE’s publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses.

Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its affiliates.