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SPA Assistant Professor and Colleagues Awarded Best ACHE Article

Posted: February 2019

Dr. Nicholas Edwardson

SPA Assistant Professor Nicholas Edwardson is one of three-colleague recipients of the 2019 Edgar C. Hayhow Award.


The Edgar C. Hayhow Award is given to the authors of an article judged the best from among those published in the Journal of Healthcare Management, the American College of Healthcare Executives's (ACHE) official journal.

Named in honor of ACHE's 14th Chairman, Edgar C. Hayhow, the first practicing administrator to earn a doctoral degree, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to healthcare management literature. The winning article was selected by ACHE's Article of the Year Awards Committee.

The recipients of the 2019 Edgar C. Hayhow Award are Aaron C. Spaulding, Ph.D., Nicholas Edwardson, Ph.D., and Mei Zhao, Ph.D., for their article "Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Performance: Do Organizational and Market Characteristics Matter?" published in the January/February 2018 issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management. The study employs an institutional theory lens to test whether certain organizational structures and market characteristics mediate hospitals’ ability to perform across hospital value-based purchasing domains.

The American College of Healthcare Executives announced the winners of its 2019 Publishing Awards: the James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award and the Dean Conley and Edgar C. Hayhow awards for outstanding articles. The awards, given annually, will be presented during ACHE's 62nd Congress on Healthcare Leadership in March.

Credit: ACHE Announces 2019 Publishing Awards, ACHE Edgar C. Hayhow Award Winners