Two Alegent Health Executives Earn Top Health Care Management Credentials
Release Date: 03/20/2007

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OMAHA, Neb.—Alegent Health Immanuel Medical Center is pleased to announced that Robert Copple, FACHE, ancillary services executive; and Richelle Kelley, FACHE, operations director of the Heart and Vascular Institute, recently became Fellows of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 5,400 health care 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.

“Mr. Copple and Ms. Kelley’s achievement of becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE shows their commitment as health care leaders to both patients and the communities we serve,” said Alegent Health CEO Wayne Sensor. “This distinction is also a reflection of Alegent Health’s Mission of providing high-quality care for the body, mind and spirit of every person in need of our care.”

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. ACHE Is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or membership 1 @ ache.org, or visit the Credentialing area of ache.org.