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Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, Named President of International Hospital Federation

CHICAGO, December 6, 2011–Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president/CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been named president of the International Hospital Federation (IHF). Dolan took office Nov. 9 at the General Assembly meeting held during the 37th World Hospital Congress in Dubai. The IHF presidency is a six-year term. Dolan has already served two years as president designate and will now serve two years as president and two years as immediate past president. Prior to becoming president designate, Dolan served on the IHF Governing Council for four years as the United States representative.

"The International Hospital Federation is a recognized authority on international healthcare delivery, and the American College of Healthcare Executives and I are delighted to accept this important role," says Dolan

The IHF, a nongovernmental organization, is the global association of healthcare organizations, which includes in particular, but not exclusively, hospital associations and representative bodies and their members and other healthcare-related organizations. As the worldwide body for hospitals and healthcare organizations it develops and maintains a spirit of cooperation and communication among them, with the primary goal of improving the health of society. For more information about the IHF, visit www.ihf-fih.org.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 35,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs&ndash including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants–and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

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