Valerie Powell-Stafford of Moffitt Cancer Center receives ACHE Regent’s Award

January 20, 2006

Tampa, FL. -- Valerie Powell-Stafford, CHE, Program Administrator Moffitt Cancer Center, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award at the Florida Hospital Association annual meeting in Orlando.

The award was bestowed on Powell-Stafford by Irwin B. Katz, FACHE the College’s Regent for western Florida and president, ProMed Healthcare Management Services, Venice, Florida. The Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE affiliates who have significantly contributed toward the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of the goals of ACHE.

Affiliates are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative management and executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community. In addition they are evaluated on participation in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects and participation in College activities and interest in assisting the College in achieving its objectives.

Powell-Stafford holds Diplomate status in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board-certified in healthcare management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Florida chapter of ACHE and also serves as the program chairperson. In the past she has served on the Regents Advisory Council of ACHE; served as vice-president of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Greater Tampa and is a Leadership Tampa Alumni.

Powell- Stafford has served as program administrator, Moffitt Cancer Center, since 2003. Prior to this she served as practice manager, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa. She received her B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington and her M.H.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of nearly 30,000 health care executives know for its prestigious credentialing and education programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management.

In 2001, the National Cancer Institute awarded Moffitt the status of Comprehensive Cancer Center – in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers and is listed in the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top cancer hospitals in America. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.