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Baldrige Program Director Named Honorary Fellow of ACHE

For Immediate Release: February 2, 2011

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Contact: Michael E. Newman

Harry Hertz, director of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been named an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. Hertz is being recognized “for his role in establishing healthcare as an official category of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and for his career dedication to performance excellence.”

According to the ACHE, Honorary Fellowship is a special category of the society’s membership that “recognizes individuals who have rendered distinguished service in the healthcare field or in related areas and who would not normally be ACHE members.”

Hertz will be honored at a ceremony on March 20, 2011, during ACHE's 54th Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, Ill.