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ACHE Installs 24 New Regents

CHICAGO, March 17, 2012—Twenty-four healthcare executives have been elected to serve three-year terms as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 55th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. In addition, one Regent was recently appointed to represent affiliates on an interim basis in Texas—Northeast.

The elected Regents will serve three-year terms representing ACHE affiliates in their respective jurisdictions; Interim Regents serve until the next election can be held. Regents-at-Large represent ACHE affiliates in general, regardless of geographic location. All individuals are board certified in healthcare management as ACHE Fellows.

Following are the new Regents and the jurisdictions they represent:

  • Alabama—Donald J. Jones, FACHE, administrator, Marion Regional Medical Center, Hamilton, Ala.
  • Alaska—Vivian A. Echavarria, FACHE, vice president, professional and support services, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Arkansas—Chris B. Barber, FACHE, president/CEO, St. Bernards Healthcare, Jonesboro, Ark.
  • Delaware—Louisa Phillips, RN, FACHE, administrative director of operations, cardiovascular service line, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, Del.
  • Georgia—Glenn E. Pearson, FACHE, executive vice president, Georgia Hospital Association, Marietta, Ga.
  • Hawaii/Pacific—Coral T. Andrews, FACHE, executive director, Hawaii Health Connector, Honolulu
  • Idaho—Cassandra D. Moore, FACHE, COO, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, an HCA company, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Kansas—Jeremy Armstrong, FACHE, CEO, Saint Luke Hospital and Living Center, Marion, Kan.
  • Louisiana—Elizabeth A. Berzas, PhD, FACHE, associate professor and program director, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Massachusetts—Jack W. Bailey, FACHE, director, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Nebraska—Thomas C. Macy, FACHE, CEO, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital, Omaha, Neb.
  • New Hampshire—Peter J. Wright, FACHE, COO, Littleton (N.H.) Regional Hospital
  • New York—Empire Area— Mark C. Barabas, FACHE, president/COO, Erie County Medical Center Corporation, Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Oklahoma—Ed Hamilton, FACHE, system manager for strategy development, Integris Health, Oklahoma City
  • Oregon—David G. Triebes, JD, FACHE, CEO, Samaritan Albany (Ore.) General Hospital
  • Puerto Rico—Juan C. Marcial Vega, FACHE, associate administrator, Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island—Richard H. Ross, FACHE, special projects coordinator, Diagnostic Imaging Department, Lifespan, Providence, R.I.
  • Tennessee—Dennis E. Miller, FACHE, CEO, Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, Tenn.
  • Texas—Northeast—Britt R. Berrett, PhD, FACHE (Interim Regent), president, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas
  • Texas—West—Michael D. Murphy, FACHE, CEO, Abilene (Texas) Regional Medical Center
  • Utah—Robert C. Cash, FACHE, operations officer, Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah
  • Virginia—David B. Darden, FACHE, CEO, Clinch Valley Medical Center, Richlands, Va.
  • Regent-at-Large, District 2—Valerie L. Powell-Stafford, FACHE, COO, Doctor’s Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.)
  • Regent-at-Large, District 4—Mary F. Faria, PhD, FACHE, vice president/COO, Seton Southwest Hospital, Austin, Texas
  • Regent-at-Large, District 5—Mark J. Stevenson, FACHE, director, Aurora (Colo.) Operations, TRICARE Regional Office—North

For additional information, visit ache.org.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 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—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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