L. ODLE, FACHE, INSTALLED AS CHAIRMAN OF AMERICAN COLLEGE
OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
March 12, 2005—Samuel L. Odle, FACHE, president
and chief executive officer of Methodist and Indiana University
Hospitals and executive vice president of Clarian Health,
Indianapolis, has assumed the office of Chairman of the American
College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional
society of 30,000 healthcare executives.
was installed today at the Council of Regents Meeting during
ACHE’s 48th Congress on Healthcare Management at the
Hilton Chicago. He received the gavel from Richard A. Henault,
FACHE, outgoing ACHE Chairman.
Chairman, Odle will serve the second part of a three-year
term in ACHE’s consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect,
Chairman, and Immediate Past-Chairman.
being named Chairman-Elect, Odle served as an ACHE Governor
from 2001 to 2004 and the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District
4 from 1997 to 2001.
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.
serves on the boards of the Indianapolis Department of Waterworks,
the Indiana University School of Nursing, Park Tudor School,
and Regions Bank. In addition, he is a member of the National
Association of Health Services Executives and the Indiana
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
certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Odle
received his master’s degree in hospital administration
and his bachelor's degree in allied health education from
Indiana University, Indianapolis.
is married to Alexis Odle and has three daughters: Tiffany,
Olivia, and Montgomery.
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