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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVES
2015 MEMBERS and FELLOWS PROFILE


The American College of Healthcare Executives' membership totaled 46,563 as of January 1, 2015. The following statistics represent the 36,985 in Member and Fellow statuses. Students account for 5,711 and other special member statuses account for the balance. Totals vary for several reasons: (1) information was not provided in application forms, (2) information was not returned in a special member survey, or (3) categories are not pertinent, e.g., some members are between jobs.




  Members and Fellows Percent

AGE

< 30 2,458 6.9
30-39 7,233 20.4
40-49 9,571 27.0
50-59 10,740 30.2
60+ 5,518 15.5
Total: 35,520 100.0
Median: 48.5

GENDER

   
Female 15,628 42.3
Male 21,341 57.7
Total 36,969 100.0

RACE

   
White, not Hispanic 26,831 80.8
Black 2,709 8.2
Hispanic 1,433 4.3
Asian, Pacific 1,934 5.8
American Indian/Alaskan 200 0.6
More than 1 minority 116 0.4
Total: 33,223 100.0

EDUCATION

   
Doctorate or Two Masters 8,313 22.5
One Masters 22,846 61.9
Bachelors or less 5,735 15.5
Total: 36,894 100

FIELD OF HIGHEST GRADUATE DEGREE

   
Hosp./Hlth Srv Admin 15,880 52.2
Business 6,880 22.6
Public Health/Public Admin 477 1.6
Clinical/Allied Hlth/Admin 4,757 15.7
Other 2,403 7.9
Total: 30,397 100.0

CIVILIAN STATUS

   
Civilian 34,084 92.2
Veterans' Affairs 1,260 3.4
Uniformed Services 1,641 4.4
Total: 36,985 100.0

COLLEGE STATUS

   
Member 27,683 74.8
Fellow 9,302 25.2
Total: 36,985 100.0

ORGANIZATION

   
Freestanding hospital 9,658 26.8
Non-federal system hospital 6,607 18.4
Federal system hospital 1,913 5.3
Corporate headquarters 3,597 10.0
Ambulatory care 1,924 5.4
Managed care 639 1.8
Post-acute care 544 1.5
Public health agency 676 1.9
Consulting firm 3,478 9.7
Association 465 1.3
Education/research institute 1,321 3.7
Military-non hospital 690 1.9
Industry 2,453 6.8
Other 2,022 5.6
Total: 35,987 100.0

POSITION

   
CEO 5,511 15.2
COO 2,201 6.1
CFO 654 1.8
CIO 216 0.6
CMO 416 1.2
CNO 847 2.3
Sr. Vice President 1,015 2.8
Vice President 4,033 11.1
Dept. Head 8,430 23.2
Manager 3,988 11.0
Staff 2,063 5.7
Consultant 2,898 8.0
Not Employed 730 2.0
Retired 119 0.3
Other 3,145 8.7
Total: 36,266 100.0

POSITION TENURE

   
< 1 Yr 4,753 14.3
1-2 Yrs 5,369 16.2
2-3 Yrs 3,925 11.8
3-4 Yrs 2,954 8.9
4-5 Yrs 2,477 7.5
5-7 Yrs 3,186 9.6
7-9 Yrs 2,474 7.5
9+ Yrs 8,074 24.3
Total: 33,212 100.0

PRIMARY SPECIALTY

   
General Management 16,417 47.7
Financial Management 2,579 7.5
Nursing Services 2,035 5.9
Human Resources Mgt. 638 1.9
Clinical Support Services 1,329 3.9
Ancillary Services 607 1.8
Medical Staff Relations 689 2.0
Information Systems 1,194 3.5
Quality Assurance/UR/Ethics 1,402 4.1
Legal/Risk Management 491 1.4
Marketing/Planning 1,789 5.2
Medical Care Program 922 2.7
Ambulatory Care 848 2.5
Managed Care 751 2.2
Post-Acute Care 226 0.7
Home Health 156 0.5
Mental Health/Substance Abuse 222 0.6
Fund Devt/Comm. Relations/Vol. 101 0.3
Educational Administration 533 1.6
Teaching/Research 436 1.3
Governance 410 1.2
Policy/Advocacy/Gov. Affairs 613 1.8
Other 57 0.2
Total: 34,445 100.0

OTHER SPECIALIZED CREDENTIALS

   
Medicine 2,651  
Nursing 5,653  
Law 619  
Nursing Home Administration 904  
Accounting 789  

FULL-TIME HEALTH ADMIN FACULTY

   
Total: 491