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Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, Installed as ACHE Chairman

CHICAGO, March 9, 2013—Diana L. Smalley, FACHE, regional president of Mercy in Oklahoma, has assumed the office of Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Smalley was installed today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Smalley received the gavel from ACHE’s outgoing Chairman, Gayle L. Capozzalo, FACHE, executive vice president, strategy and system development, Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. As Chairman, Smalley will serve the second part of a three-year term in ACHE’s consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Smalley previously served as an ACHE Governor from 2009 to 2012. She served as the ACHE Regent for Nebraska from 2002 through 2006.

For more information on ACHE’s Board members, visit www.ache.org/LDRSHIP/board.cfm.

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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American College of Healthcare Executives
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