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.