(The Villages, FL) Don Henderson, FACHE, President and CEO of Central Florida Health, was recently elected to a three-year term as Regent for Eastern Florida with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). In his new role, he will serve as a representative of three regional Florida ACHE chapters to the national organization. Nationwide there are 79 chapters of this society that provide access to education and career development at the local level. In addition he will also serve as a liaison to regional university programs that provide a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree, which is a basic qualification to enter the healthcare management field.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is a professional society of over 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance excellence in healthcare management. Members of the society may quality for Fellowship (board certification) by passing a comprehensive written exam. At this point they may use the prestigious “FACHE” credential.
“I am honored to have been selected to represent our local ACHE chapters at the national level” Henderson said. “ACHE has done an excellent job of maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards during a very challenging time for healthcare organizations in general. As we continue to debate the future of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, we can rely on this society to encourage its members to maintain their professional competence at the highest levels,” Henderson noted.