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CHICAGO, March 16, 2002—David A. Rubenstein, FACHE, Colonel, U.S. Army, and commander, Landstuhl (Germany) Regional Medical Center, has been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of nearly 30,000 healthcare executives.

Rubenstein took office today at the Council of Regents meeting during ACHE's 45th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. He will serve a four-year term representing ACHE affiliates in District 8 on ACHE's Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services. District 8 includes the Air Force, Army, and Navy, including the Coast Guard and Uniformed Members of the Public Health Service.

Rubenstein was appointed commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in 2001. Landstuhl is the only tertiary care medical center supporting military and federal beneficiaries in Europe as well as Northern Africa and Southwest Asia. The center also provides regional deployment and contingency operations. Prior to this appointment, Rubenstein commanded the 21st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas. He served as Deputy Commander for Administration (COO) at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, in Augusta, Ga., from 1997 to 1999, and has held positions with Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, in Tacoma, Wash., 18th Surgical Hospital, Fort Lewis, and DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, in Alexandria, Va. Other positions he has held include administrative assistant to the Chief, Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C., and instructor for the Combined Arms Branch and Field Medical Support Branch, Military Science Division, at the Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio. He began his career in 1977 as medical platoon leader in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

Prior to being elected an ACHE Governor, Rubenstein had been serving as ACHE Regent for the Army - Western Region since 2000. He is a member of the Association of the United States Army, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, American Hospital Association, and Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Rubenstein has been awarded the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Medical Service Corps Chief's Award of Excellence.

Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Rubenstein received his master's degree in health administration from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and his master's degree in military art and science from Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He received his bachelor's degree in community health education from Texas A&M University at College Station.

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