Each year, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regents can recognize outstanding healthcare executives in their jurisdiction. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes exemplary leadership from chief-level executives. Nominees must be a Fellow in ACHE and demonstrate leadership excellence, along with service to their community, their employees, and their profession. This year, Mississippi Regent April LaFontaine named Alvin Hoover, CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Brookhaven, as the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive of the Year.
During his tenure at KDMC, the hospital has won many awards, including Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work (even during a pandemic), Women’s Choice Award, and Most Wired, among many others. In 2011, Alvin was named Quorum Health Resources CEO of the year. In 2013, he served as Chairman of the American Hospital Association’s Small & Rural Governing Council. He also served as Chairman of the Mississippi Hospital Association in 2015. He was named the AHA Grassroots Champion for Mississippi in 2014.
Alvin received his bachelor’s degree from Houghton College, a master’s in education from Georgia State University, and a master’s in health care administration from Central Michigan University.
Alvin was recognized with the award in June during the summer meeting of the Mississippi Healthcare Executives, the state chapter of ACHE.