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Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Accepting Scholarship Applications

CHICAGO, June 7, 2013—The scholarship application process for the inaugural Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program opened June 3. The year-long program will support a cohort of mid- and senior-level careerists who aspire to higher leadership roles and will provide specialized curriculum opportunities addressing barriers in career attainment and developing executive presence. A maximum of six scholars will be selected.

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program was established by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to honor Dolan, who served as president and CEO of ACHE from 1991–2013, and his long-standing service to the profession of healthcare leadership and to further his strong commitment to achieving greater diversity among senior healthcare leaders.

“ACHE is tremendously excited to open the scholarship application process for the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program,” says ACHE President/CEO Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE. “This important program builds on ACHE’s existing commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion in the healthcare management field with the ultimate goal of ensuring our nation’s healthcare leaders more appropriately represent the diverse communities they serve.”

The Executive Diversity Program scholars will benefit from ongoing, one-on-one interaction with a specially selected mentor and participation in formal leadership education and career assessments. Scholars will receive full tuition to attend ACHE’s most notable educational offerings, including ACHE’s 2014 Congress on Healthcare Leadership and 2014 Executive Programs. Self-awareness, critical leadership skills and confidence will prepare scholars for their future roles.

The deadline for scholarship submissions is Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. For more information, visit ache.org/ExecutiveDiversity.

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.

Contact:
Lisa M. Freund, FACHE
Vice President
Communications and Marketing
American College of Healthcare Executives
One North Franklin, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 424-9420
lfreund@ache.org