Robert Main Honored with Lifetime Achievement Regent’s Award

February 24, 2014

Chattanooga, TN—Robert P. Main, FACHE, Former President and CEO of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, was presented with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Lifetime Achievement Regent’s Award on Friday, February 21, 2014 at a Retirement Reception and Dinner held at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Main was honored for 26 years of service at Siskin Hospital.

The award was bestowed on Main by Erlanger Health System’s Chief Operating Officer, Robert Brooks, on behalf of Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, who is the ACHE’s Regent for Tennessee. The Lifetime Achievement Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated on leadership ability, innovative and creative management, executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession, leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities, participation in civic/community activities and projects, participation in ACHE activities, and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

Main has served as President and CEO of Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation since 1988 and retired on January 31, 2014. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois.

Main is Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and served as Regent for Tennessee, demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence. 

Main is a Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association, and a former Board Member and Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Hospital Association. He is a past Board Member and Past Chairman of the Governing Council of the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation of the American Hospital Association, and a past Board Member of the American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board. Additionally, Main’s past professional associations include serving as the Founding Chairman of the Southeast Rehabilitation Network, serving as President of the Chattanooga Area Hospital District, and as a Member of the Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Main is also a Board Member of Blood Assurance, Hospice of Chattanooga, Alexian Brothers of Tennessee Quality Council, Friends of the Festival, and the Jordan Thomas Foundation.  He is a Member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Serra Club.

Main received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and his Master of Arts Degree in Health Administration from the University of Iowa.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 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 goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. 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 additional information, visit


About Siskin Hospital

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation opened in 1990 as the first freestanding, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee built specifically for rehabilitation patients. Siskin Hospital offers an inpatient and outpatient campus, as well as off-site locations. The Hospital is dedicated exclusively to physical rehabilitation, and is nationally known for providing exceptional rehabilitation care through a full continuum of patient care services. Siskin Hospital offers specialized treatment programs in brain injury, amputation, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedics, and major multiple trauma. The Hospital also provides treatment for neurological disorders and loss of muscle strength and control following illness or surgery. Currently, Siskin Hospital remains as the only freestanding, not-for-profit rehabilitation hospital in Tennessee and is accredited by both The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Joint Commission. For more information, please call 423.634.1214 or visit


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