Friday, November 16, 2012
Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov 12, 2012 — Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, senior vice president of Patient Services at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, received two important honors within a span of one month. At the end of September, she received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. In early October, she was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).
The American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes American College of Healthcare Executives affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The award was bestowed on Hoying by Craig Self, FACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent for Southern Ohio and System Vice President, Business Development for Premier Health Partners in Dayton, Ohio. In presenting the award, Self noted, “Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in the communities we serve, it is critically important to recognize those individuals that set the standard of excellence promoted by our professional organization and their respective hospitals.”
“This is a great honor for a member of our leadership team here at Cincinnati Children’s,” said Michael Fisher president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “Cheryl is a worthy recipient and this honor represents our ideals to improve child health and transform delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.”
Furthermore, Dr. Hoying was inducted as fellow into the American Academy of Nursing during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC.
“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Out of the 3 million nurses in the U.S., a little over 2,000 nurses, or less than one percent, are in the Academy. They are among the nation's most highly-educated citizens with more than 80 percent holding doctoral degrees. Known as fellows, these nurses are the most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research, and have been recognized for their extraordinary nursing careers.
“It is a great honor to be a part of this influential international nursing organization,” Hoying said. “Being a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing allows me to participate in key health policy transformations as a representative of Cincinnati Children’s.”
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is third in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 Best Children’s Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for neonatology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties. Cincinnati Children’s is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org