Cullman Regional CEO earns top healthcare management credential

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Cullman Regional

James Clements, FACHE, president/CEO at Cullman Regional

CULLMAN – James Clements, FACHE, president/CEO at Cullman Regional, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

“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 CEO 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.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,204 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits, demonstrating professional/community involvement and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

“The board is pleased to have a leader who is committed to serving our patients and community by ensuring that we consistently provide the best possible healthcare resources,” Board Chairman Judy Butler-Patterson said. “His knowledge and expertise has been critical to the hospital’s ability to grow in order to serve these needs.”

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