About ACHE



Fact Sheet

ACHE Vision Statement

To be the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

ACHE Mission Statement

To advance our members and healthcare management excellence.

2014–2015 Board of Governors


Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE


Richard D. Cordova, FACHE

Immediate Past-Chairman

Diana L. Smalley, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE


Kathleen A. Bizarro, FACHE
James W. Connolly, FACHE
CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE
John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE
Michael A. King, FACHE
Marcel C. Loh, FACHE
David A. Olson, FACHE
Andrea R. Price, FACHE
Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE
Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
Christine C. Winn, FACHE

Dates to Remember

  • 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership
    March 16–19, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois

Healthcare Executive Magazine

2014 Editorial Calendar

January/February: Hospital-Physician Integration
March/April: Quality and Patient Safety
May/June: Cost Management
July/August: Access to Care
September/October: Information Technology
November/December: Careers and Leadership

Member Census

(As of January 1, 2014)

Full-Dues-Paying Members

Student Members
Faculty Members
International Members
Retired Members
Life Fellows
Honorary Fellows
Non-Full-Dues-Paying Members

Total Members




(As of January 1, 2014)

Board of Governors: 16
Regents: 70
ACHE Staff: 100
Chapters: 80
Healthcare Executive Groups: 5
Women's Healthcare Executive Networks: 6
Higher Education Network Participants: 224


Board of Governors Examination Review Course—The two-and-a-half day Board of Governors Examination in Healthcare Management review Course covers the 10 core knowledge areas of the Exam. It includes testing strategies and sample questions and provides a better understanding of the examination's content, structure and scoring. Participants in the review course will also receive a waiver for the $200 examination fee. The waiver must be used within six months of the course date or at the live exam administration during the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The next course date is October 20–22 in Scottsdale.

Board of Governors Examination Online Tutorial—Refine your knowledge and improve your study skills with the Online Tutorial. Combining traditional study aids with online instruction, the 12 week course, offered three times a year, provides a detailed look at the different topics covered on the Board of Governors Exam and resources to help you focus on your preparation. You will earn 6 ACHE Qualified Education credits upon completion of the program. The next Online Tutorial starts August 11 and runs through October 31.

2014 Recertification for Fellows—Fellows required to recertify in 2014 should go to my.ache.org to access their personalized online application, see how many continuing education credits they have earned and easily complete the recertification process. Eligible candidates must recertify by December 31, 2014.


Recently Completed

  • 2014 Congress Overall Evaluation
  • 2014 Professional Development Task Force Survey: ACHE Faculty
  • 2014 Professional Development Task Force Survey: Non-users of ACHE Education
  • 2014 Professional Development Task Force Survey: Chief Learning Officers
  • 2014 Hospital CEO Survey on Financial Challenges
  • 2014 Chapter Member Needs Survey

New Releases From Health Administration Press

The Healthcare Quality Book: Vision, Strategy and Tools, Third Edition
Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH,
Elizabeth R. Ransom, MD,
David B. Nash, MD, and
Scott B. Ransom, DO, FACHE

Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics, Fourth Edition
Dean M. Harris, JD

2013–2014 Clusters, Conferences and Programs

Washington, D.C., Cluster
August 11–14
Washington, D.C.

Executive & Senior Executive Programs II
August 18–20
San Diego, California

San Francisco Cluster
September 8–11
San Francisco, California

Healthcare Consultants Forum
September 12
Chicago, IL

Hawaii Program
September 15–18
Honolulu, HI

Canadian Program
September 29–30
Banff, Alberta, Canada

CEO Circle Forum
October 6–7
San Diego, CA

Physicians Executive Forum
October 11
Chicago, IL

Executive & Senior Executive Forum
October 13–15
Orlando, FL

Austin Cluster
October 13–16
Austin, TX

Board of Governor's Exam Review Course
October 20–22
Scottsdale, AZ

Salt Lake City Cluster
October 27–30
Salt Lake City, UT

Contact Information

American College of Healthcare Executives
Suite 1700
One North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606-3529
Main Number: (312) 424-2800
Customer Service Center: (312) 424-9400
Fax: (312) 424-0023
Email: contact@ache.org

ACHE/HAP Order Fulfillment Center
P.O. Box 75145
Baltimore, MD 21275-5145
Phone: (301) 362-6905
Fax: (301) 206-9789