Director, Advancement Communications
ATLANTA—The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) has awarded Georgia State University Foundation Board Trustee and J. Mack Robinson College of Business alumnus Kevin E. Lofton (M.H.A. ‘79) with its top honor, the Hall of Fame Award.
The organization announced the award, given to NAHSE leaders who have done superlative work to advance the organization and the healthcare industry, at its 37th Annual Education Conference on Oct. 14, 2022, in New Orleans, La. The Hall of Fame Award is NAHSE’s highest recognition for service to the organization and the healthcare field.
Kevin Lofton retired as CEO of Common Spirit Health (CSH), a system of hospitals and other care centers in 21 states, in 2020 after a long and distinguished career as a healthcare executive. Prior to leading CSH and its predecessor organization, Catholic Health initiatives, as CEO for 18 years, Lofton served as CEO of two university hospitals. Throughout his career he had a broad impact across the sector by helping to increase the ranks of healthcare executives and physicians from underrepresented groups and reduce care disparities in underserved populations.\
Throughout his professional life and into retirement, Lofton has given back to the profession and his alma mater. He is a former president of NAHSE and was a founding board member of the Institute for Diversity, as well as a board member of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Lofton currently serves as a trustee of the Georgia State University Foundation Board and was a 2017 recipient of the Georgia State Alumni Association’s top honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award. He’s been inducted into the Robinson College of Business Hall of Fame and named an Advisory Board Member for the college. He and his wife Sabrina Shannon endowed the Lofton Family Professorship in Robinson’s Institute of Health Administration.
The National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is a non-profit association of Black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of Black health care leaders and elevating the quality of healthcare services rendered to minority and underserved communities.