ATLANTA, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen A. Martin, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., Executive Director of the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI), has joined the leadership board of Jackson Healthcare's Hospital Charitable Services Awards.
Dr. Martin will collaborate with seven other leadership board members to recognize hospital programs across the nation for their positive impact on community health.
Dr. Martin has over 17 combined years of governmental and non-governmental experience in the health care and public health arenas. He holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Tulane University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Epidemiologic Science.
Prior to ACHI, Dr. Martin served as the Chief Program Officer for the Health Research & Educational Trust/American Hospital Association, the Health Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for the Cook County Department of Public Health, and a senior executive member of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System's C-Suite, the 3rd largest U.S. public health care system. In addition, he serves on the faculty at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health.
"We look forward to Dr. Martin's contributions to our leadership board and awards program," said Charles R. Evans, FACHE, Chairman of Jackson's Hospital Charitable Services Awards. "He embodies the program's spirit of giving back to communities and brings us deep experience in how hospitals are transforming their focus on community health."
Established in 2010, the Hospital Charitable Services Awards honors hospital-sponsored community benefit and outreach programs that impact communities through education, access and delivery. It was established around two goals. First, to raise the level of hospital charitable services in the U.S. Second, to reward and recognize hospital outreach programs with measurable impact.
ACHI is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association and partners with Hospitals In Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE) to accelerate performance improvement and support delivery system transformation in the nation's hospitals and health systems.
To learn more about the Hospital Charitable Services Awards' leadership board, visit: http://www.jacksonhealthcare.com/awards/
About Jackson Healthcare
Atlanta-based Jackson Healthcare is one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the U.S., serving more than five million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides hospitals with logistical solutions to patient throughput and systemic operational efficiency. Jackson has earned national media coverage by providing innovative solutions to healthcare problems, in addition to championing local, national and international charitable work. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city's "Best Place to Work" in 2014. Visit JacksonHealthcare.com to learn more.
SOURCE Jackson Healthcare