Sumner Receives Regent’s Award from American College of Healthcare Executives

Posted On December 11, 2013
Categories HIT News, News Releases

Andrew SumnerATLANTA – Andrew T. Sumner, Joe Taylor Chair in Health Administration and director of the Institute of Health Administration at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, has received the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The award, which was presented to Sumner at the annual meeting of the Georgia Hospital Association, recognizes ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and to the achievement of the goals of the international professional society.

Glenn Pearson, Georgia Region Regent for ACHE and executive vice president of the Georgia Hospital Association, presented the award to Sumner, describing him as “an influential leader who has greatly contributed to the health care field through his commitment to help prepare the next generation of health care executive leadership.” Pearson added that, “Dr. Sumner’s significant contributions to the health care management profession make him a deserving recipient of this award.”

Criteria for the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award include: demonstration of leadership ability; demonstration of innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; participation in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic and community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

Prior to joining Georgia State’s Institute of Health Administration in 1993, Sumner was a special assistant to the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has published in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care and Hospitals.

The Georgia Health Association is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems.


The largest business school in the South and part of a major research institution, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business has 200 faculty, 8,000 students and 80,000 alumni. With programs on five continents and students from 88 countries, the college is world-class and worldwide. Its part-time MBA is ranked among the best by the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, and its Executive MBA is on the Financial Times list of the world’s premier programs. Located in Atlanta, the Robinson College and Georgia State have produced more of Georgia’s top executives with graduate degrees than any other school in the Southeast.