President/CEO of DCH Health System honored at annual Alabama Hospital Association meeting.
Bryan Kindred, President/CEO of DCH Health System, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the Alabama Hospital Association’s (AlaHA) recent annual meeting.
"Bryan Kindred has consistently displayed his dedication to ACHE and his willingness to serve in leadership capacities," said Donald J. Jones, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for Alabama and administrator of Marion Regional Medical Center. "It was an honor to present this award to such a worthy candidate."
The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of health care management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. Members 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 health care profession; leadership 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.
Kindred has worked at DCH since 1985, becoming CEO of the System in 1996. He has held numerous leadership positions in the hospital field, including serving as chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association, president of his local hospital council and chairman of various association committees. In 2005, he was awarded the Alabama Hospital Association’s highest award for leadership and service, the Gold Medal of Excellence. He is a former chairman of the board for VHA Southeast, chairman of the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and Coastal Insurance Company.
Kindred, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, is also active in his community, having been a member or volunteer with Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa, Hospice, United Way, Red Cross and Boy Scouts of America and First Wesleyan Church.
About the Alabama Hospital Association
The Alabama Hospital Association, based in Montgomery, is a statewide trade organization that represents more than 100 hospitals and numerous other health care providers by offering membership services designed to enhance the provision of health care in Alabama.
About the ACHE
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE ® credential, signifying board certification in health care management. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. For more information, visit www.ache.org.