Press Release

December 22, 2009
For Immediate Release


Contact: Gregg Davidson, Chief Executive Officer, 360-814-2130
                           
SKAGIT VALLEY HOSPITAL CEO APPOINTED TO AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES COUNCIL OF REGENTS

MOUNT VERNON
– Gregg A. Davidson, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, was elected to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Council of Regents and will take office in the national legislative body in March 2010.

Davidson will represent ACHE’s membership in Washington on the Council of Regents, which serves as the vital link between ACHE and affiliates by approving governance and membership regulations as well as promoting ACHE programs, services and activities within their respective areas.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to represent them at the national level of ACHE,” Davidson said. “This is a critical time in healthcare in our country and I believe this experience will benefit me in my role here at Skagit Valley Hospital and the people we serve.”
Davidson became a member of ACHE in 1987 and earned his Diplomate Credential from the organization in 1991. As a board certified Healthcare Executive, he received his Fellow Credential in 1996.

Davidson has served as CEO and Superintendent of Skagit Valley Hospital since 2003. He serves as a delegate to the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, is a member of the Washington State Hospital Association Board of Directors and currently serves as past president of the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts.

He is also active locally as a board member with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC), the EDASC Foundation Board, Mount Vernon Leadership Group, Skagit Rotary Club, the Skagit Valley Hospital Foundation and Skagit Hospice Foundation.
Davidson holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX.
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About the American College of Healthcare Executives: The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs, its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, as well as groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs.