Oscar R. Aylor receives ACHE Regent's award

February 25, 2005
Oscar R. Aylor, clinical assistant professor and director of professional development in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, received this year’s American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. William Paugh, the College’s Regent for Eastern North Carolina and President/CEO of Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, presented the award to Aylor at the North Carolina Hospital Association’s Feb. 17 winter meeting in Cary, N.C.The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who are experienced in the field and have significantly contributed toward the advancement of health care management excellence and the achievement of ACHE goals. ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead the nation’s hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations.

Awardees are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their organization and promoting its growth and community stature, contributions toward the development of others in the health care profession, leadership 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.

Aylor, described as “a mentor’s mentor,” and truly dedicated to professional excellence, has served as director of professional development in UNC’s Department of Health Policy and Administration since 1999. He previously served as administrator and CEO of MedLINK Hospital in Washington, D.C., while doing doctoral work in health care leadership at the University of Virginia.

Aylor holds Fellow status and board certification in health care management in the ACHE. He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the ACHE Regent’s Advisory Council for Eastern North Carolina, and is a past state hospital association board member. He is a past Regent in ACHE, has served as a senior hospital executive in North Carolina, Virginia and Delaware and is a former member of the faculty of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University in Boone.

For further information please contact Emily Smith by email at ejsmith@email.unc.edu