|In This Issue|
Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Patricia Sanders-Hall, FACHE
The University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park, KS
George M. Stover, FACHE
Hospital District #1 of Rice County
Melissa L. Hungerford, FACHE
Kansas Hospital Association
Janet Stanek, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
KAHCE Kansas Association of Health Care Executives
KAHCE Title Sponsors:
|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
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
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.)
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