June 2021
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From the Desk of the KAHCE President
Message from Your ACHE Regent - Spring 2021
Membership Report: Share the Value of ACHE and Its Rewards
Connect with Kansas Health Care Executives
FACHE Requirements Have Eased
Sponsored Students Reflect on 2021 ACHE Congress
Leading Growth in Lean Times
How Providers Can Continue to Support Mental Health Services Post-Pandemic
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Trenton Stringer
HCA Healthcare
Overland Park, KS

President Elect:
Todd Willert, FACHE
Community Healthcare System
Onaga, KS

Past President:
Judy Corzine, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

Brady Hoffman
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

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

Treasurer Elect:
Tracy O'Rourke, FACHE
Stormont Vail Health
Topeka, KS

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

ACHE Regent:
Richard W. (Wes) Hoyt, LTC (Ret), FACHE
Hutchinson, KS

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FACHE Requirements Have Eased
Patrick Altenhofen, FACHE

Over the last few months it has been so exciting to hear about the interest from KAHCE members in advancing to Fellowship and receiving their FACHE. For those interested and unsure of next steps, please keep in mind that the requirements have changed.

  • Be an ACHE member for at least 1 year (this is the most recent change – it used to be 3 years!)
  • Have earned a master's degree (or other post-baccalaureate degree)
  • Currently hold an executive healthcare management position and have a minimum of five years of healthcare management experience
  • Two professional references from current fellows (FACHE)
  • Complete a minimum of 36 continuing education hours related to healthcare management and administration within the three years prior to submitting an application (12 hours must be ACHE Face-to-Face education)
  • Complete four volunteer activities within the three years prior to submitting an application. Two of these activities must be community/civic and two of these must be healthcare-related activities

For those that have made the decision to work towards achieving your FACHE, but struggle to keep track of your progress, use the ACHE website (https://www.ache.org/fache/start-or-continue-my-application).

I know everyone is busy but there truly is no better way to continue to challenge yourself as a healthcare executive and showcase your expertise than to achieve and maintain your FACHE credentials.

I hope everyone’s summer has started off well!

Patrick Altenhofen, MHSA, FACHE

KAHCE Advancement Chair

Vice President of Operations

Saint Luke’s North Region

Email: PAltenhofen@saintlukeskc.org

Cell 816-377-7139

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