Requirements for Earning the FACHE Designation

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Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
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For more than 30 years, Greg Angle, the president of HCA Mountain Division, has been working as a health care executive in the United States. An extensively trained individual, Greg Angle holds a master of health services administration from Arizona State University and is a certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

An international society that seeks to advance excellence among its members and other health care management professionals, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) offers the FACHE credential, a prestigious distinction offered to outstanding health care executives. Professionals who wish to receive the FACHE designation must meet certain requirements and complete certain tasks.

Requirements are divided into two sections: requirements for applying, and requirements for the credential. In order to apply, prospective Fellows must be an ACHE member and hold a master’s or other advanced degree. They need three references from current ACHE Fellows, along with at least two years of health care management experience and a current health care management position. Along with the application, professionals must submit a resume and current job description.

Once an applicant is approved for the Board of Governors Examination in health care management, he or she can register and take the exam at any time. Applicants must pass the test to earn the FACHE designation. Additionally, professionals must have at least three years of membership tenure with the ACHE, 36 hours of continuing education credit in health care management, and at least five years of experience in the field. Further, they must have participated in at least two health care and two community activities in the last three years.

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