Interview With Charles R. Evans, FACHE, President of the International Health Services Group and Senior Advisor at Jackson Healthcare

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Charles R. Evans, FACHE, is president of the International Health Services Group (IHSG), based in Alpharetta, Georgia, and senior advisor at Jackson Healthcare, in Atlanta, Georgia. IHSG is a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world. Its mission is to work with established organizations to enhance their healthcare management and development capabilities as they seek to attain their broader missions. Jackson Healthcare is a consortium of companies that provide physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, and healthcare information technology solutions.

Mr. Evans's previous professional experience includes positions at HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), where he managed a number of company divisions and, in 2004, was named president of HCA's Eastern Group. Prior to his work at HCA, he held executive positions in a number of not-for-profit community hospital settings. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) since 1999, Mr. Evans served on ACHE's Board of Governors from 2004 to 2007 and as its Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Immediate Past Chairman from 2008 to 2011. He currently serves on the organization's Counselors Committee. In 2014, he received ACHE's Gold Medal Award in the nondelivery healthcare organization category. The Gold Medal Award is the highest honor bestowed by the American College of Healthcare Executives on outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the healthcare profession.

Mr. Evans, a native of West Virginia, earned an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College; he received his MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Indiana University.

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