Robert P. Main Honored With Lifetime Achievement Regent’s Award

Monday, February 24, 2014
Robert Main
Robert Main

Robert P. Main, FACHE, former president and CEO of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, was presented with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Lifetime Achievement Regent’s Award on Friday, at a retirement reception and dinner held at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Mr. Main was honored for 26 years of service at Siskin Hospital.

The award was bestowed on Main by Erlanger Health System’s Chief Operating Officer Robert Brooks, on behalf of Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, who is the ACHE’s Regent for Tennessee. The Lifetime Achievement 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.

Members 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 the 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.

Mr. Main has served as president and CEO of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation since 1988 and retired on January 31, 2014. Prior to this, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Il.

Mr. Main is board-certified in Healthcare Management as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as Regent for Tennessee, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. 

Mr. Main is a board member and past chairman of the board of irectors of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, and a former board member and past chairman of the board of directors of the Tennessee Hospital Association. He is a past board member and past chairman of the Governing Council of the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation of the American Hospital Association, and a past board member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. Additionally, Mr. Main’s past professional associations include serving as the founding chairman of the Southeast Rehabilitation Network, serving as president of the Chattanooga Area Hospital District, and as a member of the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Mr. Main is also a board member of Blood Assurance, Hospice of Chattanooga, Alexian Brothers of Tennessee Quality Council, Friends of the Festival, and the Jordan Thomas Foundation.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Serra Club.

Mr. Main received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and his Master of Arts degree in Health Administration from the University of Iowa.

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