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President and CEO receives FACHE designation

3/12/2007 12:00:00 AM

Bernie D. Schmidt, president and chief executive officer of Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital in Orillia, Ontario has become a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), North America’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.


Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 5,400 healthcare executives 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/community involvement. 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,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”


Mr. Schmidt, who has been a member of ACHE for twenty-five years, is now privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.


The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.


For more information please contact:

Sharon Burkhart, Director of Public Affairs

Tel: (705) 327-9179

Page: (705) 666-4949

Email: sburkhart@osmh.on.ca

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