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Four New Governors Elected to ACHE Board

CHICAGO, March 19, 2011—Four healthcare leaders have been elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). They are: Richard D. Cordova, FACHE; Timothy A. Ols, FACHE; Stephen C. Waldhoff, FACHE; and Lori L. Wightman, FACHE. They took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting during ACHE’s 54th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. The new governors will serve a three-year term representing ACHE affiliates on ACHE’s Board of Governors, the authority that oversees ACHE operations and member services. All are board certified in healthcare management as ACHE Fellows.

Cordova is president/CEO of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He served on ACHE’s Nominating Committee from 2008 to 2010 and ACHE’s Regents Advisory Council from 1989 to 1991. Cordova is also a past-chair of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, which ACHE co-founded.

Ols is president of Southview Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He served as the ACHE Regent for Ohio—Southern from 2008 until his term ended today.

Waldhoff is chief administrative officer of Albert Lea (Minn.) Medical Center, part of Mayo Health System. He served as the ACHE Regent for Minnesota from 2005 to 2008.

Wightman is president of Unity Hospital, part of Allina Health System, in Fridley, Minn. She was the ACHE Regent for Minnesota from 2008 until her term ended today.

In addition, one Fellow was appointed by the Board of Governors in 2010 to fill an unexpired term through 2012: COL Kyle D. Campbell, FACHE, chief of staff, Southern Regional Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Campbell served as the ACHE Regent-at-Large for District 6 from 2008 until his appointment as governor last year. He also served as president of the Network of Overseas Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter, from 2008 to 2010.

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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 is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, Congress on Healthcare Leadership conference, network of more than 80 chapters, educational offerings, publications, career development and public policy programs, and research. Based in Chicago, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

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