The Distinguished Health Service Award given out by the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has gone to some pretty impressive people over the years, including the likes of T. Boone Pickens, Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt, and Margot and Ross Perot Sr. And, this year will be no exception, as the award recognizing “important friends” of North Texas hospitals and healthcare will go to longtime Dallas businessman Andy Stern. Stern is the managing director of Club Oaks Consulting, a board member of AMN Healthcare, and the co-chair of Medical City Healthcare.
Stern will receive the award during DFWHC’s 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 8, at the Irving Convention Center. The luncheon’s keynote speakers will be Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters of The Washington Post who broke the Watergate story in 1972. They will discuss the scandal’s 45th anniversary and how it pertains to today’s political climate.
The former owner of Dallas’ Sunwest Communications, which he sold to Crayton Webb in 2017, Stern has a career that spans more than four decades, beginning with a two-year stint as Staff Assistant to President Gerald R. Ford at the White House. He’s been involved in the healthcare industry for years, having served on the Medical City Dallas board since 1993 and on the board of AMN Healthcare since 2001. He’s also a board member of Dallas Medical Resource and, statewide, serves on the board of HOSPAC, the political action committee of the Texas Hospital Association. Nationally, he has chaired the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance and its Leadership Development Committee and continues to serve on the board of the American Hospital Association PAC.
“Andy Stern has been a respected leader in North Texas for many years,” W. Stephen Love, the president and CEO of DFWHC, said in a statement. “As a volunteer trustee, I can’t think of a single person more dedicated and engaged with the community. Andy is enthusiastic in his vision and has used his extensive experience to improve healthcare in both Texas and the U.S. We are looking forward to honoring him.”
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