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David T. Vandewater Receives FAH’s Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award

David T. Vandewater, former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ardent Health Services, was honored with the Federation of American Hospitals’ Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award at its 2020 FAH Public Policy and Board of Governors Meeting.

David retired from Ardent in August after more than 30 years of service to the health care community. He has always been focused on greatly improving health services and patient care in communities across America. During his 19 years at the helm, David T. Vandewater grew the company into one of the largest hospital systems in the country. Under his leadership, Ardent focused on delivering indisputable value to local communities through investments in people, technology, facilities, and as a major employer.

As two-time Federation Chairman and a longtime member of the Board of Directors, he was a critical leader in the industry who left a lasting impact on our organization.   

David has also been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the 100 Most Influential People in Health Care.

David T. Vandewater reflects many qualities with the namesake of the award he was given. Mike Bromberg, who led the Federation for 25 years, stood for a commitment to quality health care and access to hospitals for all Americans.

We in the FAH community sincerely congratulate David T. Vandewater on receiving this much-deserved award.