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Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
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Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS

President Elect

Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

Past President
Patricia Sanders-Hall, FACHE
The University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park, KS


George M. Stover, FACHE
Hospital District #1 of Rice County
Lyons, KS


KHA Liaison
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent

Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS 

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Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
Marion A. "Tony" Thompson, FACHE

This is the second of a four part series sharing information from Your 2017 Resource Guide, published by the American College of Health Care Executives. The purpose of this series is to provide guidance and encouragement to those chapter members who have not yet advanced their membership. In this article we will detail the certification requirements and changes to the credentialing process.

On November 14, 2016, the Board of Governors made an important decision to maintain and enhance the value and credibility of attaining board certification in health care management through the FACHE designation. The Board approved the Credentialing Task Force recommendations to stream line the Fellow application process and increase awareness of the credential to employers and the healthcare field as a whole. The main difference to the process of becoming a Fellow is a candidate must meet all the requirements before sitting for the Board of Governors Examination (BOG). In addition, the requirements were clarified and streamlined so that the candidates move through the advancement process with more certainty and confidence in achieving the FACHE. It is a valuable credential that can influence existing and emerging markets, and it is aligned with ACHE’s strategic direction. By participating in the advancement program, healthcare executives can better service patients, organizations and communities, advance their careers and help secure the future of the profession.

The following steps are required to sit for the Board of Governors Exam:

  • Healthcare Management Position and Experience. The candidate must be employed in a current healthcare management position and have five years of healthcare management experience.
  • Tenure in ACHE. The candidate must be a current member of ACHE and have three (3) years of tenure as a Member, Faculty Associate, or International Associate. (Student Associates are not eligible for tenure).
  • Post-Baccalaureate Degree. The candidate must hold a Master's or other post-baccalaureate degree. (A copy of your diploma or final conferred transcript is required.)
  • References. The candidate must submit two (2) references: One (1) in the form of a structured interview with a current Fellow; One (1) written reference from a senior-level executive (VP or higher) in your organization OR a second Fellow.
  • Continuing Education. The candidate must demonstrate 36 hours of healthcare-related continuing education (CE) within the last three (3) years of submitting an application. (12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face Education and the remaining 24 hours can be ACHE Qualified Education or ACHE Face-to-Face Education).
  • Volunteer Activities. The candidate must provide examples of participation in two (2) healthcare-related activities and two (2) community/civic activities during the past three (3) year period.

The next article in the series will detail Examination Preparation Resources. Learn more now at http://www.ache.org/FACHE

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