The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has awarded Andy Stern with the Distinguished Health Service Award. The managing director of Club Oaks Consulting, board member of AMN Healthcare, and co-chair of Medical City Healthcare will be recognized for his commitment and generosity toward North Texas healthcare.
In a career that includes being a staff assistant to President Gerald R. Ford in 1975, Stern was also on the board at Dallas Medical Resource and chaired the board of Texas Healthcare Trustees.
Other work includes being on the American Hospital Association’s Committee on Governance, founding chairman of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, and a former chair of a past chairman of the Sixth Floor Museum, the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Area Agency on Aging, the Dallas 40 and the Dallas Friday Group.
He has been in his current role at Club Oaks Consulting since 2017 after selling Sunwest Communications, Inc., one of the state’s largest independent public relations firms.
“Andy Stern has been a respected leader in North Texas for many years,” said W. Stephen Love, president and CEO of DFWHC via release. “As a volunteer trustee, I can’t think of a single person more dedicated and engaged with the community. Andy is enthusiastic in his vision and has used his extensive experience to improve healthcare in both Texas and the U.S. We are looking forward to honoring him.”
Stern will be recognized during DFWHC’s 71st Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, October 8 at Irving Convention Center, with speakers Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who won the Pulitzer Prize-for their work in The Washington Post about the Watergate scandal in 1972.
Past winners of the Distinguished Health Service Award include Larry James, T. Boone Pickens, Ray and Nancy Ann Hunt, and Ross and Margot Perot.