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.




Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Director of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Veronique Perry, MHA, MBA, welcomed Dr. Marquissa Beverly to the Chapter and the D&I committee. Dr. Beverly is the Medical Director and Partner Physician for Upperline Health (Ankle and Foot Center of Tampa Bay).

Also, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been a hot topic recently. According to a survey of 41 of the largest health organizations in the United States by Leverage Network, only 13% of people of color hold seats on a Board of Directors, with only 3% being black women. While we have made some progress, we have a long road ahead.

With that in mind, what are some ways in which your organization is addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion? Would you like additional resources on DE&I? What are some of the things you would like to see in future newsletters, educational presentations, etc. from the Diversity and Inclusion committee?

Veronique is seeking your input on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, so please contact us.

Board Nominations

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The Nominating Committee of the ACHE Western Florida Chapter Board is accepting nominations for positions on the chapter Board of Directors. Each position has a two-year term, beginning January 1, 2022. Current openings include Treasurer, Sponsorship Director, Diversity & Inclusion Director, Director-at-Large, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Chapter board members are required to attend at least 50% of board meetings and a minimum of one educational event annually. Attendance at a majority of chapter events is highly encouraged.

General eligibility criteria for all Board positions include:

  • Must be a current ACHE affiliate in good standing.
  • Must possess good leadership, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate dedication to the WFC and its mission.

To be eligible for an Officer position (Treasurer), members must have completed at least one term as a Director, Regents Advisory Council, or Committee Director.

As per the Western Florida Chapter bylaws, the nomination period will last 30 days from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Any eligible chapter member may place his or her name in nomination as an officer or director by submitting:

  • Nominee Information Form
  • A current resume and/or cover letter inclusive of the candidate’s professional and educational background and service to ACHE
  • Three notifications of support: two from ACHE Fellows, and one from a Western Florida Chapter Board member

Nominations should be submitted to the President of the Western Florida Chapter at zpruitt@wfcache.org by close of business on October 31, 2021. All submissions will be presented to the Nominating Committee for review, and a final slate will be presented to the membership no later than November 15.

Fall Educational Programming

Several events are planned for the fall of 2022.

The Emerging Leaders virtual networking event, “The Personal Brand,” will occur on Wednesday, November 3rd from 5:30-7:00pm on Zoom. By attending this networking event, you will earn Qualified Education hours, meet other Emerging Leaders, and develop professional skills, such as interviewing, writing resumes and cover letters. Experts in training, recruiting, and human resources will moderate the breakout rooms for the virtual event.

Earn face-to-face credits for attending the virtual event, “Population Health Management: Justice, Access, and Financial Implications” on November 2 at 1 pm. Developing population health management as a capability  continues to be a challenge for all healthcare organizations across the country. Expert panelists will address how to properly reduce costs while improving the quality and access of care.

The Chapter Annual State of the Chapter and Holiday Party will be on Thursday, December 9th. More details are to follow, but please reserve the date.