Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Executive Earns Top National Health Care Management Credential
Immediate (October 23, 2008)
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The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead our nations' hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants each year. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, in addition to textbooks for use in college and university courses.
Fellow status in ACHE represents achievement of the organization's highest standard of professional development, evidenced by the fact that only 7,500 healthcare executives nationwide hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, and demonstrating professional and community involvement. Fellows are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
"I feel privileged to use the ACHE credential, which signifies my ACHE Fellow status and board certification in health care management," said LeBaron, who resides in Colchester. "I look forward to leveraging the competencies I've acquired through this prestigious program for the benefit of the patients and their families we serve here at Fletcher Allen."
"Because health care 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, Ph. D, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer of ACHE. "By achieving ACHE Fellow status, and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate their commitment to providing high-quality service to the patients and communities they serve."
About Fletcher Allen
Fletcher Allen, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont's academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center -- providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York -- and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. With more than 30 patient care sites and 100 outreach clinics, programs and services throughout the region, Fletcher Allen is committed to being a national model for the delivery of high-quality academic health care for a rural region. For more information about Fletcher Allen, visit our Web site at www.fletcherallen.org.