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Hutchinson Regional Healthcare executive recipient of international award
Wes Hoyt, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System

HUTCHINSON — Wes Hoyt, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System (HRHS), has been awarded the American College of Healthcare Executive’s (ACHE) Senior Executive Regent’s Award. Hoyt joined Hutch Regional 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. 

In a statement from ACHE, Hoyt was commended for the significant contributions he has made to the advancement of health-care 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 along with participation in ACHE activities.

Hoyt has been a member of ACHE for 18 years and a fellow in the organization for more than 14 years. His voluntary involvement within the Hutchinson community includes membership in the Rotary Club and United Way of Reno County, where Hoyt serves on both organization’s boards of directors, Chamber of Commerce, Hutchinson Executive Association, and Sleep Tight Foundation. In addition, Hoyt is a member of the Kansas Association of Healthcare Executives Board of Directors. 

Ken Johnson, president and CEO of HRHS, said awards bestowed on Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System employees from international health-care organizations are difficult to attain and deserving of congratulations for those who achieve these distinctions. “Wes is a valuable member of our 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,” Johnson said. 

The ACHE is a professional society of more than 48,000 health-care executives who lead hospitals, health-care systems and other health-care organizations worldwide.