About ACHE



Fact Sheet

ACHE Vision Statement

To be the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.

ACHE Mission Statement

To advance our members and healthcare management excellence.

2014–2015 Board of Governors


Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE


Richard D. Cordova, FACHE

Immediate Past-Chairman

Diana L. Smalley, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE


Kathleen A. Bizarro, FACHE
James W. Connolly, FACHE
CAPT Robert S. Fry, PhD, FACHE
John L. Harrington Jr., FACHE
Michael A. King, FACHE
Marcel C. Loh, FACHE
David A. Olson, FACHE
Andrea R. Price, FACHE
Vanda L. Scott, EdD, FACHE
Sunil K. Sinha, MD, FACHE
Charles D. Stokes, FACHE
Christine C. Winn, FACHE

Dates to Remember

Healthcare Executive Magazine

2014 Editorial Calendar

November/December: Careers and Leadership

Member Census

(As of January 1, 2014)

Full-Dues-Paying Members

Student Members
Faculty Members
International Members
Retired Members
Life Fellows
Honorary Fellows
Non-Full-Dues-Paying Members

Total Members




(As of January 1, 2014)

Board of Governors: 16
Regents: 70
ACHE Staff: 100
Chapters: 80
Healthcare Executive Groups: 5
Women's Healthcare Executive Networks: 6
Higher Education Network Participants: 228


Fellow Application Deadlines for 2015 Convocation—ACHE Members seeking to advance to Fellow and who meet the application requirements (hold a master's or other advanced degree, have a minimum of two years of healthcare management experience and currently hold a healthcare management position) should apply by Oct. 31, 2014. Fellow applicants who meet all requirements for the FACHE credential, including passing the Board of Governors Examination, by Dec. 31, 2014, will be eligible to participate in the 2015 Convocation Ceremony at the Congress on Healthcare Leadership. Members can conveniently apply for Fellow status online and learn more about the steps and requirements needed to advance at ache.org/FACHE.

2014 Recertification for Fellows—If you are required to recertify in 2014, you may go to my.ache.org to access your personalized online application, see how many continuing education credits you have earned and easily complete the recertification process. Eligible candidates must submit their completed application by Dec. 31, 2014.

Board of Governors Examination Online Tutorial Session—The next Online Tutorial Session runs Dec. 1–March 2, 2014. The Online Tutorial is a 12-week, self-study course that combines traditional materials with online resources. This format allows participants to complete each week's assignments when and where it is convenient for them. Participants will receive a CD of reading materials that address the knowledge areas covered on the Exam and a syllabus that outlines the course schedule. Upon completion participants earn 6 Qualified Education credits.


Recently Completed

  • 2014 Futurescan
  • 2014 Nonrenewers Survey
  • 2014 Survey Comparing the Career Attainments of Healthcare Executives by Race/Ethnicity
  • 2014 Top Issues Confronting Hospitals Survey
  • 2014 Member Needs Survey
    Selection of presenters for the 2015 Forum on Advances in Healthcare Management Research, a session of the 2015 Congress on Healthcare Leadership

New Releases From Health Administration Press

The Guide to Healthcare Reform: Readings and Commentary
Daniel B. McLaughlin, editor

Marketing Health Services, Third Edition
Richard K. Thomas, PhD

Economics for Healthcare Managers, Third Edition
Robert H. Lee, PhD

Exceptional Leadership: 16 Critical Competencies for Healthcare Executives, Second Edition
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, and Andrew N. Garman, PsyD

Introduction to the Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations, Sixth Edition
Michael Nowicki, EdD, FACHE, FHFMA

2014–2015 Clusters, Conferences and Programs

Boston Cluster
November 3–6

Leadership Development

November 10–12

COO Seminar
December 4–5
Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Orlando Cluster
December 8–11
Orlando, Fla.

Las Vegas Cluster
January 19–22
Las Vegas

Marco Island Cluster
January 26–29
Marco Island, Fla.

Steamboat Springs Cluster
February 9–12
Steamboat Springs, Colo.

Congress on Healthcare

March 16–19

Baltimore Cluster
April 20–23

Contact Information

American College of Healthcare Executives
Suite 1700
One North Franklin Street
Chicago, IL 60606-3529
Main Number: (312) 424-2800
Customer Service Center: (312) 424-9400
Fax: (312) 424-0023
Email: contact@ache.org

ACHE/HAP Order Fulfillment Center
P.O. Box 75145
Baltimore, MD 21275-5145
Phone: (301) 362-6905
Fax: (301) 206-9789