The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

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Achievement Medal
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The CEO of the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas, Tim Schmidt formerly headed Division 2 of the national hospital and health care organization Community Health Systems as project CEO. From 1982 to 1990, Tim Schmidt served in the United States Navy, ultimately retiring as a lieutenant in the supply corps with a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Instituted by the Navy in 1961 as the Secretary of the Navy Commendation for Achievement Medal and rechristened in 1967 as the Navy Achievement Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal assumed its current name in 1994 in recognition of the multiple U.S. Marines who have earned the medal. Given to junior officers as well as enlisted personnel, the medal recognizes meritorious service and/or leadership achievement in combat or noncombat settings. Officials can award the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to celebrate a single action of a superlative nature or to honor a service member’s sustained performance over an extended period of time.

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Summer Enrichment Program Registration Currently Open

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Summer Enrichment Program
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The former CEO of Laredo Medical Center, Tim Schmidt currently serves as the chief administrative officer and vice president of healthcare operations with the Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. In conjunction with his professional responsibilities, Tim Schmidt maintains an active membership in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently announced a partnership with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management in offering a Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) to help develop the next generation of leaders in the healthcare field.

The SEP is a 10-week internship for graduate students who are preparing for entry into healthcare administration. Through the program, these students receive mentorship from executives who boast years of experience in the field and can offer them insight on numerous aspects of healthcare management.

Healthcare facilities that would like to host an intern in the Summer of 2017 are encouraged to register with the institute.