2017 President's Award Recipient

The President’s Award is presented at the discretion of the sitting ASHE presidentto an individual who has made significant contributions to the health care facility management profession and has gone aboven and beyond the call of duty in support of the Society

York Chan

York W. Chan, CHFM, CHC, SASHE
Administrator of Facilities
Advocate Health Care
Chicago, IL

York Chan has over 35 years of progressive management experience in health facilities operations. Presently, he is the administrator of facilities for Advocate Health Care, overseeing facilities operations for the system of 12 acute care hospitals in Illinois. Being highly involved with ASHE over the course of his career, he served as an ASHE Board Member from 2008 through 2012.

York enjoys teaching and currently serves as an ASHE faculty member. He has also conducted custom education sessions for the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, and numerous health care organizations throughout the United
States. He has also served as faculty for the Joint Commission Satellite Network (JCSN) and the Joint Commission Resources Quality and Safety Network teaching internet, satellite, and web-based environment of care programs.

In his spare time, York enjoys snow sports and is a certified ski and snowboarding instructor.

"I met York years ago at my first board meeting. I sat down next to him and he immediately made me feel welcome as York always does. York is the true example of service; he is always willing to give of himself to others at any time. I often refer to him as the energizer bunny because he is always on the go... teaching for ASHE or repairing/refurbishing bikes for those who are in need…helping out family members or helping facility managers across the county is something he just does! I could go on and on about York, but the fact is...I chose York for the ASHE President’s Award because he is just a GREAT guy and very deserving of this prestigious honor."

— Russell Harbaugh, CHEP
2017 ASHE President