L. ODLE, FACHE, ELECTED CHAIRMAN-ELECT OF AMERICAN COLLEGE
OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
February 28, 2004—Samuel L. Odle, FACHE, senior
vice president, Clarian Health, and chief administrative officer
for Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, has been elected Chairman-Elect
of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international
professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives.
took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during
ACHE's 47th Congress on Healthcare Management at the Hyatt
Regency Chicago. As Chairman-Elect, he will serve the first
part of a three-year term in ACHE's consecutive chairmanship
offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman, and Immediate Past-Chairman.
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Odle
served as an ACHE Governor from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that,
he was the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District 4 from 1997 to
is responsible for clinical and support services across the
entire Clarian Health system and serves as the chief administrative
officer for Methodist Hospital, a 900-bed teaching hospital
affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Odle began his career at Winona Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis
in 1970. After serving in progressive positions in the radiology
department there, he became assistant administrator of Administrative
and Professional Services for Winona in 1978. In 1979, he
was named vice president of Professional Services and Medical
Staff Affairs, a position he held until 1981. He then joined
Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc., as vice president of
Operations, later serving as vice president of Professional
Services and senior vice president and chief operating officer.
is chairman of the board for the Indianapolis Department of
Waterworks and also serves on the boards of the Indianapolis
Regional Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana University
School of Nursing, and Union Planters Bank. In addition, he
is a member of the National Association of Health Services
Executives and the Black and Minority Health Advisory Committee.
In 1990, Odle received the National Emerging Leader in Healthcare
Award from The Healthcare Forum (now Health Forum, an American
Hospital Association company).
received his master's degree in hospital administration and
his bachelor's degree in allied health education from Indiana
is married to Alexis Odle and has three daughters: Tiffany,
Olivia, and Montgomery.
Deborah A. Labb, (312) 424-9426