James H. Jackson, Jr., CEO Receives ACHE Regent’s Award

James H. Jackson, Jr., CPA, Chief Executive Officer of Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award on June 12, 2015. The award was presented to him at the Mississippi Chapter Business Session of ACHE during the Mississippi Hospital Association’s 84th Annual Leadership Conference in Point Clear, AL.

The award was bestowed on Jackson by Dodie McElmurray, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for Mississippi and Chief Operating Officer of Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS. 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

Jackson has served as Chief Executive Officer of Greenwood Leflore Hospital since 2009. Prior to this, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Greenwood Leflore Hospital since 2000.

Jackson is a Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. He is also a Certified Public Accountant since 1988 and a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and Mississippi Society of CPA’s. He is an active member of the Mississippi Hospital Association serving on the following committees: Executive Committee, Physician Leadership Committee, Political Action Committee, Committee on Systems of Care and Medicaid Task Force. He also currently serves as the Chairman of the Delta Council of MHA and was appointed Chairman-Elect of the Mississippi Hospital Association at its annual meeting in June 2015.

Jackson received his Bachelor of Professional Accountancy degree from Mississippi State University in 1986.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 80 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 goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational 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 courses.

For additional information, visit www.ache.org.

Contact: Dodie McElmurray, Regent for Mississippi

662-459-2690