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Col. David Rubenstein, commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Col. David Rubenstein, commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. ()

LANDSTUHL, Germany — Col. David Rubenstein, commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, has won the 2003 Federal Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award.

Rubenstein was selected from hundreds of nominees in the federal health care sector, which includes the Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and the U.S. Public Health Service, according to a news release issued by the hospital.

Rubenstein was humble about receiving the award, saying he did not expect to be nominated.

“It’s an absolute honor,” Rubenstein said.

Rubenstein received the award March 20 at the American College of Health Care Executive’s Annual Congress in Chicago.

Rubenstein was credited with several accomplishments, including leading the Landstuhl center to a score of 93 on its triennial Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations accreditation survey, the highest score of any Army or Air Force Medical Center at the time.

In addition, Rubenstein presided over the dedication of the second Fisher House at LRMC within 18 months, and reorganized LRMC to provide care to more than 2,000 Operation Enduring Freedom patients and more than 600 Operation Iraqi Freedom patients.

Rubenstein serves on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a professional association for healthcare administrators.

The organization grants an internationally recognized board certification to its members who successfully challenge a rigorous examination and continuing education process. Rubenstein is a board certified healthcare executive and a Fellow in the College.

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