November 16 2007 - TC Phy Receives Phy Exec Cert

For Immediate Release                                                                    November 16, 2007


Contact:          John Moore

                        Media Relations

                        (903) 531-4542






TYLER, TX – The Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM) recently designated Gifford Eckhout, MD, MBA, CPE, as a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).  Dr. Eckhout, Chief of Anesthesiology for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics, was awarded the status of CPE for educational achievements, demonstrated stature as a physician, and experience in the field of medical management.


            The CPE designation indicates that a physician has achieved superior levels of professional excellence and management education, while also demonstrating effective knowledge and leadership skills.


The Certifying Commission in Medical Management is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) to establish and maintain the high standards required for physician executive certification.  The ACPE is the nation’s largest organization of physicians in health care leadership.  The College is recognized by the American Medical Association as the specialty society representing physicians in management and holds a seat in the AMA House of Delegates.


Dr. Eckhout received his medical degree from The Colorado College and St. Louis University School of Medicine, and completed his residency at The Cleveland Clinic.  He is board certified in anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology.


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