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ACHE Installs 20 New Regents

CHICAGO, March 9, 2013—Twenty healthcare executives have been elected to serve three-year terms as Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Regents took office today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 56th Congress on Healthcare Leadership. In addition, four Regents were recently appointed to represent members on an interim basis in California—Southern, Florida—Eastern, New York—Empire Area and Tennessee.

The elected Regents will represent ACHE members in their respective jurisdictions; Interim Regents serve until the next election can be held. Regents-at-Large represent ACHE members in general, regardless of geographic location. All individuals are board certified in healthcare management as ACHE Fellows.

Following are the new Regents and the jurisdictions they represent:

Air Force—Col Paul F. Martin, FACHE, U.S. Air Force

Army—COL Noel J. Cardenas, FACHE, U.S. Army

California—Northern and Central—Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, CEO, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (Calif.)

California—Southern—Kim A. King, FACHE (Interim Regent), president, Strategy Advantage, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Colorado—Jennifer D. Alderfer, FACHE, president/CEO, HCA-HealthONE North Suburban Medical Center, Thornton, Colo.

Connecticut—William M. Jennings, FACHE, president/CEO, Bridgeport (Conn.) Hospital, part of Yale New Haven Health System.

District of Columbia & Northern Virginia—Suzanne B. Jackson, FACHE, CEO, Dominion Hospital, HCA, Falls Church, Va.

Florida—Eastern—M. Alexandra Johnson, FACHE (Interim Regent), consultant, Coleman Consulting Group, Sunrise, Fla.

Indiana—Sara M. Johnson, FACHE, director, undergraduate programs, and lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis.

Iowa—David A. Stark, FACHE, president/COO and executive vice president, Blank Children's Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa.

Kentucky—Christopher M. Roty, FACHE, president/CEO, Baptist Health, La Grange, Ky.

Maine—Patricia Aprile, FACHE, president/CEO, Goodall Hospital, Sanford, Maine.

Nevada—J. Craig Bailey, FACHE, CEO, Kindred Hospital Las Vegas–Sahara, Las Vegas.

New Mexico & Southwest Texas—Rick D. Wallace, FACHE, president/CEO, San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, N.M.

New York—Empire Area—Betsy T. Wright, FACHE (Interim Regent), president/CEO, WCA Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y.

New York—Metropolitan New York—Michael J. Fosina, FACHE, vice president/executive director, New York Presbyterian’s The Allen Hospital, New York.

South Dakota—Douglas R. Ekeren, FACHE, vice president, planning and development, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, S.D.

Tennessee—Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE (Interim Regent), CEO, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Veterans Affairs—Adam C. Walmus, FACHE, medical center director, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston.

Washington—Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, executive director, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle.

West Virginia—Glen A. Washington, FACHE, senior vice president/COO, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, W.Va.

Wisconsin—William J. Calhoun, FACHE, vice president, Eastern Region, Ministry Health Care, Oshkosh, Wis.

Wyoming—William D. Patten Jr., FACHE, president/CEO, Powell Valley Healthcare, Powell, Wyo.

Regent-at-Large, District 3—Anthony A. Armada, FACHE, president, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

For additional information, visit www.ache.org.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,500 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

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