Nicholas (Nico) Tejeda, CEO of The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus in Tenet’s Texas Region, is the recipient of this year’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the year from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
The Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year honors outstanding achievement in the field of healthcare management. The award is given to an exceptional healthcare executive who is younger than 40, is a Fellow of ACHE and holds a CEO or COO position in a healthcare organization.
Most notably, ACHE is recognizing Nico for his leadership during the development of the Transmountain Campus—Tenet’s newest teaching hospital in collaboration with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. The hospital opened to the public on January 17, 2017. ACHE also noted Nico’s experience as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board No. 7, board of directors for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, and previously as chair of ACHE’s Early Careerist Committee.
“Nico is an engaging and charismatic leader, and the perfect complement to the El Paso community, The Hospitals of Providence system and the Transmountain Campus,” said Eric Evans, President of Hospital Operations, Tenet Healthcare. “He is most deserving of this award, and we are honored to have him on our team.”
Nico received his award on March 28, 2017, at the Malcolm T. MacEachern Memorial Lecture and Luncheon during ACHE’s 60th Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.