Jodi Hibbard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“Achieving FACHE certification has always been a personal goal since finding my passion for leadership in healthcare. It demonstrates my dedication to the field and is truly a very proud achievement,” said Hibbard, director of clinic operations at Door County Medical Center (DCMC).
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction. “Jodi is an outstanding leader, and this achievement is a great capstone to all of her hard work and accomplishments,” said James Heise, MD, DCMC chief medical director.
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.
“The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” said Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”
“Jodi’s leadership here at Door County Medical Center has brought our organization to another level over the past seven years,” said Gregory S. Holub, FACHE, DCMC Vice President of Clinic Operations.
Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years and signifies board certification in healthcare management.
For more information visit ache.org/FACHE.