SwedishAmerican VP of Operations Earns Top Award From American College of Healthcare Executives

Jedediah Cantrell, VP of Operations at SwedishAmerican a Division of UW Health in Rockford Illinois, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the chapter’s fall conference in Normal Illinois.
The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.
Cantrell has served as the Vice President of Operations at SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health since February 2013. Prior to this, she served as vice president of ancillary services and corporate compliance officer at Graham Health System in Canton, IL.

Cantrell is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence.  She is also a board member of the Belvidere Family YMCA and currently serves as the President of the Zion Development Corporation Board.

Nominees for the ACHE award 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; contributions to the development of others in healthcare 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.


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 78 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level.  ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society of 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.  For more information, visit www.ache.org.

About SwedishAmerican
A division of UW Health, SwedishAmerican is dedicated to providing excellence in healthcare and compassionate care to the community. The organization serves residents of 12 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin through a dedicated and caring staff, a major acute care hospital and a free-standing outpatient cancer center in Rockford, a medical center in Belvidere, a network of 30 primary care and multi-specialty clinics and the region’s largest home healthcare agency. Additionally, SwedishAmerican has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care.