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Learn more about the advancement to Fellow process! Access the Early Careerist Advancement Information Session recording and slides now.
In case you missed the Early Careerist Advancement Information Session held on April 12, 2011, provided below are links to access the audio recording and slides from the session, which detailed the core requirements and criteria for becoming board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of ACHE and featured three Early Careerist ACHE Fellows who shared their experience and advice.
Powerpoint slides with audio
Hudgens Award Winners
Find out more about the Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, established to recognize early careerists for outstanding achievements in the field of healthcare management.
Summary from Christina M. Freese-Decker's nomination:
In July 2011 Ms. Freese-Decker was named to her current position as president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals, where she uses her strategic planning skills to lead the organizations through the ever evolving changes in rural healthcare. Her leadership skills were put to the test early as less than two months after she was hired, The Joint Commission paid a visit to both hospitals. Unfazed, Ms. Freese-Decker and her staff were ready, and the two hospitals received three-year accreditation.
Christina M. Freese-Decker, FACHE
ACHE wants you to have access to networking, education and career development at the local level. As an early careerist, your local ACHE chapter is an excellent resource to enhance your work performance.
- To become a member of the local chapter in your area you must first Join ACHE. If you are currently a member of ACHE, you can find out more about your local chapter by signing in to the chapter area of My ACHE.
- What can your chapter do for you? Go to the Chapters area and click on the "Find an ACHE Chapter" link to learn how your chapter can help advance your career.
Participate in your local chapter for these top five reasons:
- Access chapter resources, including Web sites that offer local job postings and online membership directories.
- Network with executives who share your community commitment and discuss local healthcare news and challenges.
- Earn the FACHE credential with your peers! Chapters have the resources to conduct information sessions and study groups.
- Sharpen your leadership skills by serving on a chapter committee or task force.
- Attend educational programs that count toward earning or recertifying your ACHE credential without incurring hefty travel expenses.
Make a difference in your career and professional community—get involved with your local chapter. For more information about ACHE chapters or to form a chapter in your area,
contact ACHE at (312) 424-9326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.