More than 4,500 current and future healthcare executives recently gathered in Chicago to participate in various seminars, lectures, ceremonies and networking opportunities offered at ACHE's 53rd Congress on Healthcare Leadership. At the meeting, attendees discussed and learned about new trends in the evolving healthcare management field. When change takes place in healthcare -- no matter how or where it originates -- it is the healthcare leaders on the front lines who find a way to make it work, said ACHE chairman Christopher D. Van Gorder, FACHE, to attendees of Monday's Opening Session. William C. Schoenhard, FACHE, deputy under secretary for Health for Operations and Management, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC, is the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal Award. Earl G. Dresser, LFACHE, is the recipient of ACHE's 2010 Lifetime Service Award. Douglass M. Silverstein, FACHE, Regent for Illinois -- Metropolitan Chicago, won a Regent's award for Best Regent-Led Chapter Collaboration Project in 2009.