AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock and Kevin Lofton, CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives in Englewood, CO, will receive 2015 Gold Medal Awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives, ACHE announced yesterday. The association’s highest honor, the award recognizes ACHE Fellows “who go beyond the confines of their own organization to continually contribute to the improvement of health care services and community health.” Umbdenstock recently announced he will retire from the AHA at the end of 2015. Lofton served as chairman of the AHA in 2007. The awards will be presented March 16 during ACHE’s Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. In addition, Mario Garner, president and CEO of New Orleans (LA) East Hospital, will receive ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year for outstanding achievement in the field of health care management.