July 2018
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Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2018
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Sponsored Students Reflect on ACHE 2018 Congress
Student/Early Careerist Spotlight
Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
4 Steps to Establishing Your Leadership Philosophy
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Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

President Elect

Tony Thompson, FACHE
Allen County Regional Hospital
Iola, KS

Past President
Roger Masse, FACHE
Ellsworth County Medical Center
Ellsworth, KS


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


KHA Liaison
Ronald W. Marshall
Kansas Hospital Association
Topeka, KS

ACHE Regent
Patricia Sanders-Hall
High Road Coaching
Overland Park, KS


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Advancing in ACHE - Part 2
Marion A. Thompson FACHE

This is the second of a four-part series, sharing information found on the American College of Healthcare Executives' website at http://www.ache.org/FACHE. The purpose of this series is to provide guidance to those considering membership and encouragement to those chapter members who have not yet advanced their membership. Details will be provided using the Frequently Asked Questions format.

What are the advantages of becoming board certified in healthcare management and earning the FACHE credential?

Earning the distinction of board certification in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) signifies your expertise, experience and commitment to continuing education and professional development. Just as members of the medical staff are board certified, having the FACHE credential by your name indicates a level of achievement in the profession.

What are the major requirements that I must meet to earn the FACHE credential?

The credentialing system is multifaceted and involves academic preparation, healthcare management experience, ACHE tenure, passing the Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management, continuing education, references, and community and civic involvement.

What are the requirements to submit a Fellow application?

Fellow candidates must meet all of the following requirements prior to applying and sitting for the Board of Governors Exam:

  • Current Member with three (3) years' tenure as an ACHE Member, Faculty Associate, or International Associate. Student membership does not count toward tenure.
  • Master's degree (or other post-baccalaureate degree). A copy of your diploma or final conferred transcript is required.
  • Currently hold an executive healthcare management position with a minimum of five (5) years of executive healthcare management experience. A copy of your job description, organizational chart and resume is required.
  • Demonstrate 36 hours of healthcare-related continuing education within the last three (3) years of submitting an application (12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face education).
  • Two (2) examples of community/civic activities AND two (2) examples of healthcare-related activities within the last three (3) years of submitting an application.
  • Two (2) references: One (1) Fellow reference (must be a structured interview), the second reference may be from a senior-level executive (VP or higher) in your organization, OR it may be from a second Fellow.
  • $250 Application Fee (non-refundable).

The next article in the series will continue to address those questions pertaining to advancing from member to fellow status. Learn more now at http://www.ache.org/FACHE.

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