Adam Thacker Receives ACHE Regent's Award

Good Samaritan Physician Network’s Chief Operating Officer, Adam Thacker, RPh, MBA, FACHE, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) annual membership meeting on October 25, 2019.

The Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated 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 its objectives.

“ACHE’s commitment to advancing leaders in healthcare management is well known,” said Thacker. “To be recognized by this organization is quite humbling and I am very honored. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I have been fortunate to have excellent mentors throughout my life that challenged and inspired me to succeed. As a pharmacist and executive, I focus on the health and wellness of our community first. Putting patients first is a priority at Good Samaritan that makes working here exciting and rewarding.”

Thacker has been an employee at Good Samaritan since 2013 and recently became the Chief Operating Officer of the Physician Network in 2015. Prior to his work at Good Samaritan, he was the Chief Performance Officer at Hospital Sisters Health System in Illinois and an Administrative Director. Thacker’s resumé also includes his work as a Pharmacy Supervisor at Barnes Jewish Hospital from 2004 to 2008.

Thacker is Board Certified in Healthcare Management from the American College of Healthcare Executives and is FACHE credentialed Healthcare Executive. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2004 and his Master of Science in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration from Regis University in 2008.

“I was so proud to learn Adam was the recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Award,” said Rob McLin, President and CEO of Good Samaritan. The work he has done here at Good Samaritan and the effort he has put forth in creating a shared governance culture with our medical staff are just a couple examples of why he deserves this award. Adam brings energy and hospital system knowledge which results in a strong leadership team focusing on quality patient care and the highest employee engagement.”

Thacker is also a board member of the YMCA of Vincennes and the Knox County Community Leadership Team. He is also on the Healthcare Management Advisory Committee at Vincennes University and was recently named one of the 2019 Five Under 40 by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce.

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