Awards bestowed on Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS) employees from international healthcare organizations are difficult to achieve and deserving of congratulations for those who achieve these distinctions. Wes Hoyt, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS), has received the American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.
Wes joined HRHS in 2016 following a distinguished 30-year career in the United States Army where he was involved in management of military hospitals throughout the world.
ACHE lauded Wes for his significant contributions he has made to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and for achieving a number of the organization’s goals. Criteria included in the ACHE evaluation process are leadership ability, innovative and creative management and executive capability in developing an organization. Other factors included in the evaluation are promoting growth and stature in the community, leadership in local, state, and health association activities and participation in civic/community activities and projects and participation in ACHE activities. Wes has been a member of ACHE for 18 years and a fellow in the organization for more than 14 years.
The ACHE is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations worldwide.
Wes is a valuable member of the Hutch Regional team and in his relatively short time with Hutch Regional his accomplishments include overseeing construction of the hospital’s new Intensive Care Unit and leading the effort to open the Orthopedic Unit within the hospital. Also, his involvement within the Hutchinson community includes involvement in the Rotary Club and United Way of Reno County, where Wes serves on both organizations’ boards of directors, Chamber of Commerce, Hutchinson Executive Association, and Sleep Tight Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Kansas Association of Healthcare Executives Board of Directors.