In recognition of her contributions to the advancement of healthcare management, Summer
McGee, associate professor of public management at the University of New Haven, has
been awarded a Distinguished Faculty Healthcare Executive Regents Award by the American
College of Healthcare Executives.
July 09, 2014
The award recognizes ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement
of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. McGee was
named the "mentor of the year."
"There is no doubt," said William M. Jennings, ACHE’s regent for Connecticut and president
and CEO of Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital, "that UNH is going to play an even bigger
part in healthcare leadership in our state."
McGee said she was humbled and honored to be recognized and to have UNH singled out
for its experiential opportunities for students in healthcare management, including
a new UNH student chapter of ACHE devoted to linking healthcare executives to students.
"The award reflects not only my, but also the University of New Haven’s, commitment
to providing students opportunities to connect students with healthcare leaders in
our region," McGee said.
Award winners are chosen based on leadership ability; innovative and creative management;
executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth
and stature in the community; participation in local, state or provincial hospital
and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and
projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving
The award was presented to McGee by William M. Jennings at the group’s annual meeting
last month in Plantsville, Conn.
McGee has a Ph.D. in ethics and public health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg
School of Public Health.
About the University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized
as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 the university enrolls
approximately 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates.