J. Larry Tyler honored with ACHE’s highest service award

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, FAAHC, CMPE, Chairman and CEO of Tyler & Company, was honored Aug. 23, 2012, by the American College of Healthcare Executives, earning the association’s highest service award, its Exemplary Service Award.

The ACHE Recognition Program’s Exemplary Service Award recognizes affiliates who have earned 125 points, doing such things as writing articles, speaking and mentoring. Affiliates accrue points for each act of service at the chapter or national level.

The award, a pin Tyler received at the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives’ dinner, displays three stars. Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, Executive Vice President of Strategy and System Development, Yale New Haven Health System, and ACHE Chairman, was keynote speaker. Helping to present the “three-star award” to Tyler, she said, “Larry has given a lot to this organization, and ACHE is better off for it.” 

Tyler & Company sponsored a table at the dinner, and several Tyler & Company colleagues joined Tyler in celebrating this achievement.

Tyler & Company’s HIT Practice launches advisory board

Stefan M. Werdegar, VP and Healthcare IT Practice Leader, announced a strategic addition to Tyler & Company’s Healthcare Information Technology Practicewith the creation of the HIT/Revenue Cycle Advisory Board. US-based healthcare executives were invited to join this summer, and September marked the group’s first meeting. 

Says Werdegar, “Our advisory board provides a perfect opportunity for our practice to explore the latest trends in healthcare IT, while creating a platform for executives to share ideas and expand their network relationships.”

Inaugural advisory board members include:

  • John Baldasaro
    VP, ITG Revenue Management
    Fresenius Medical Care, Albany, NY

  • James A. Cato, EdD
    System Chief Nursing Officer
    CHRISTUS Spohn Health System
    Corpus Christi, TX

  • Dale E. Green, MD
    Chief Medical Information Officer
    Cornerstone Health Care, High Point, NC

  • Claude “Phil” Hacker, CPA
    Raleigh General Hospital 
    LifePoint Health System, Beckly, WV

  • Gail E. Latimer, FAAN, FACHE
    VP and Chief Nursing Officer 
    Siemens Healthcare, Malvern, PA

  • Daniel J. Morissette, CPA
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Palo Alto, CA

  • William C. Morsell
    Senior VP Provider Network Mgmt. 
    Keystone Mercy Health Plan
    Philadelphia, PA

  • Adam L. Myers, MD
    Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer
    Methodist Health System, Dallas, TX

  • Carla M. Smith, FHIMSS
    Executive Vice President
    Healthcare Info. and Mgmt. Systems Society (HIMSS), Chicago, IL

client kudos

Client kudos


  • Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA
    Augusta Health was named one of the nation's "100 Top Hospitals" by Thomson Reuters in August 2012. The study, conducted annually since 1993, evaluates performance in 10 areas. This is the fourth time, and second consecutive year, that Augusta Health has been recognized with this honor. In addition to being named one of the "100 Top Hospitals," Augusta Health was one of 12 of the "Top 100 hospitals" to receive the Everest Award, an award that honors hospitals that have the highest current performance and fastest long-term improvement over five years. The Everest Award winners represent a subset of the "100 Top Hospitals" that have set national benchmarks on a balanced scorecard of performance indicators. This is the second consecutive year that Augusta Health has received the Everest Award. In addition to these honors, Augusta Health was recently named a "100 Best Hospital" by HealthGrades due to its ratings in risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates. 

  • Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA
    The Medical Center of Central Georgia has earned "Best Hospitals" ranking from U.S. News and World Report in the areas of cardiology and heart surgery. The medical center was also listed as high performing in nine other adult specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery and pulmonology.

  • Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has been awarded one of 29 grants by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and NASA's Human Research Program to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep-space exploration missions. The approximately $1 million grant from NSBRI will fund a three-year project, which will be led by Michael A. Williams, MD, medical director of The Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute (BSI) at LifeBridge Health.