Atlanta, November 18, 2021 – ApolloMD proudly announces Chief Growth Officer Bobby Ryan, MBA, FACHE as a recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Distinguished Service Award. Ryan accepted the honor at the Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives (GAHE) annual meeting.

The ACHE Recognition Program strives to show appreciation for members who underscore their commitment to a career in health care management through their extensive volunteer involvement in the organization. As part of this program, the Distinguished Service Award honors those who demonstrate leadership and who participate in a wide range of volunteer activities ranging from speaking engagements and executive mentorship to service as an officer of the organization at the chapter or national level.

Fellow GAHE recipients of this distinction include:

  • Taylan Bozkurt, FACHE, Chief Technology Officer & VP of Operations, Burn & Reconstructive Centers of America; GAHE Treasurer
  • Ann R. Brown, FACHE, Medical Center Director & CEO, Atlanta VA Healthcare System
  • Mary A. Germann, RN, FACHE, GAHE Board Advisor
  • John Kueven, FACHE, SVP & Hospital President, Wellstar Cobb Hospital; GAHE Vice President/President Elect

For Ryan, participation in the GAHE projects and programs supports his overall dedication to excellence in health care management; he currently holds a leadership position in the group as GAHE Board-Member-At-Large. As Chief Growth Officer of ApolloMD, Ryan leads all business development initiatives, oversees marketing, marshals financial projections, and directs strategic planning. He has been an integral part of company growth for over twenty years. Ryan earned both his undergraduate degree and his MBA from Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University and served on active duty in the United State Marine Corps from 1993 to 1997.


About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACEH credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 78 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses. For more information, visit