September/October 2007

Heard Receives Early Careerist Award from ACHE’s Maryland Region

Raleigh Heard, Jr., received the 2007 Early Careerist Healthcare Executive Regent Award from the Maryland Region of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Heard, who joined Catholic Health Initiatives in January 2006 through the Executive Diversity Fellowship Program, is now assistant vice president of surgical services and The Orthopaedic Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md. The award recognizes Heard’s leadership ability, capability to develop and promote his organization’s growth and stature and his participation in the community.