Earn Your FACHE Credential

Become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives to demonstrate your competency in all areas of healthcare management. Healthcare executives who successfully meet the criteria become board certified in healthcare management are recognized as ACHE Fellows. The FACHE credential signifies your lifelong commitment to learning. Learn more about eligibility requirements at https://www.ache.org/fache/earn-my-fache.

Do you need to prepare for the Board of Governors Exam? In partnership with other Florida ACHE Chapters, we’ve put together a virtual Board of Governors Exam Prep course to help you prepare for your FACHE credential.

You can download the all sessions of the Board of Governors Exam Prep Virtual Course for a discounted rate of $300 or purchase individual sections, such as Finance or Laws & Regulations, for just $35. The full virtual course also includes an additional recording of an exam overview session with tips and tricks to taking the exam successfully.

The virtual exam prep course is hosted by healthcare management experts, Paula Zalucki, FACHE, FACMPE; Daniel Honerbrink, FACHE, FHFMA, MSIR, MHA; Andrew B. Eisman, JD; and Victor Rosenbaum, MHA, FACHE.

Emerging Leader Mentorship Program

Western Florida Chapter successfully launched the Emerging Leader Mentorship Program for 2021. The nine-month mentorship program matched early careerists from underrepresented communities with mentors in senior-level positions in healthcare. The Emerging Leader Mentorship Program aims to engage more senior ACHE WFC members with early careerists’ professional development. The mentorship program includes a standard curriculum with clear expectations and agendas, free Health Administration Press leadership books for “book club” discussion, and formal and informal career guidance from mentors.

Our Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Veronique Perry, MHA, MBA, was recognized with the 2020 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award and the 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion at the National Diversity & Leadership Conference for her outstanding leadership in this important effort. If you are interested in serving with Veronique on the Western Florida Chapter’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, please contact us.

July Educational Programming

ACHE Western Florida Chapter has two virtual events in July.

On Wednesday, July 7 at 5:30pm, take your career to the next level with “Emerging Leaders – Career Positioning: Strategically Mapping Your Early Career Development.” The event is targeted to early careerists, but all ACHE members are welcome to attend. For this event, Western Florida Chapter is authorized to award 1.5 hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Panelists include Allison DeMarais, Chief Human Resource Office (CHRO), Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital; George Makhoul, Vice President, Operations at Brandon Regional Hospital; Joseph Resnick, Chief Executive Officer, Premier Community HealthCare Group; and Joseph Scotchlas, Assistant Director, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Purchase $10 tickets here.

On Tuesday, July 20 at 5:30pm, earn 1.5 Face-to-Face Education credits by attending the virtual event “Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Leadership.” Learn how to respond when ethical challenges arise in all aspects of healthcare and service, from the bedside to the boardroom. Hospital leaders and boards set the ethical compass of the organization by making decisions about priorities, policies and resource allocation as they determine the best ways to meet the needs of their communities, while respecting their staff and the populations they serve. Panelists include Dr. Brent Ibata, System Director for Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Lee Health; Dr. Zachary Pruitt, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida College of Public Health; and Jeff Younger, CEO of Preferred Radiology Alliance. Purchase $15 tickets here.