Dr. James Alexander, associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, received the Founder’s Award from the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) during their annual awards luncheon in Dallas earlier this month.
“This award recognizes an individual for a career that is dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of rural hospitals, evidenced by the number of students who credit James with inspiring them to become a rural hospital CEO or work in a rural health setting,” said Mr. Dave Pearson, president and CEO of TORCH.
Dr. Alexander has served as a faculty member at the Texas A&M School of Public Health since 2001. Prior to coming to the school, he was influential in founding TORCH and has extensive experience as a health care facility executive. His knowledge and experience have influenced not only many of the careers of graduates of the school, but the way rural healthcare services are delivered across the state.