Army-Baylor Program Honored for Exemplary ServiceOct. 8, 1997
by Alan Hunt
WACO, Texas - The Chicago-based American College of Healthcare Executives will honor the U.S. Army-Baylor University graduate program in healthcare administration at a ceremony Thursday, Oct. 9, at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio.
Lt. Cmdr. Scott E. Foster, a regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives, will present a special Regent's Award for Excellence in Education, celebrating more than two decades of training professional healthcare executives to serve in Navy Medicine.
Receiving the award will be Lt. Col. Jody R. Rogers, director of the healthcare administration program at the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences at Ft. Sam Houston.
Dr. Darden Powers, acting dean of Baylor's Graduate School, will represent the Waco campus at the presentation ceremony. Powers also serves as professor and chair of physics and director of the Institute of Biomedical Studies. Charles J. Macfarlane, vice president for regional services at the American College of Healthcare Executives, will also attend.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives around the world. The college is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.
Baylor and the U.S. Army have jointly maintained the healthcare administration program at Ft. Sam Houston since 1951. During that time, numerous graduates from the program have taken their skills to military facilities around the world. The program is open to personnel from all three branches of the service - the Army, Navy and Air Force.
Foster, who serves on the staff at the Secretary of Defense at The Pentagon, said Navy Medicine has had a "long and productive relationship" with the Baylor program, which has
produced 107 highly successful graduates during the past 20 years. "Coming from varying backgrounds and professional training, Navy graduates of the Baylor program have developed into key leaders and, as a group, perhaps the greatest single body of contributors to the success Navy has enjoyed in the American College of Healthcare Executives."
He said Baylor has contributed to this mission both by training the future leaders of Navy Medicine, and by maintaining a strong connection with the American College through supporting "a vibrant student affiliation" with the College.