PUBLISHED: 5:05 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Local executive earns top management credential
Bartlett Regional Hospital

  Michelle Calvin-Casey
Michelle E Calvin-Casey, community relations director of Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations.

"It is a privileged to use the FACHE credential," Calvin-Casey said. "It signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status."

Calvin-Casey is also a credentialed Senior Professional in Human Resources and also holds a Masters of Health Care Administration.

Becoming a Fellow is to achieve the highest standard of professional development. Only 5,400 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, such as meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, demonstrating professional/community involvement, and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

"Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization," said Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives. "By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification, healthcare leaders demonstrate they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community."