December 24, 2015

American College of Healthcare Executives Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award Presented at the Central Illinois Chapter Meeting

(Bloomington, IL)–Shannon McKay, Vice President, Adkisson Search Consultants, Bloomington, IL received the American College of Healthcare Executives Early Care Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award November 9, 2016 at the Central Illinois Chapter Meeting in Dixon, IL.

The award was bestowed on McKay by Marla F. Beatty, FACHE, ACHE’s Regent for Central Illinois.  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.

McKay joined Adkisson Search Consultants in 2002, became a partner in 2006, and Vice President in 2011.

As a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, McKay demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence.  She is also a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), where she is currently an American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) Nominee.  In addition, Shannon actively participates in educational curriculum’s through the American Medical Association (AMGA), state hospital association conferences, and Becker’s Hospital Review.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.  ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence.  ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management.  ACHE’s established network of 79 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level.  In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs.  Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health.

The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research.  The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs – including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants – and groundbreaking research.  Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses.  For more information, visit


Marla F. Beatty, FACHE


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