Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

CHICAGO, IL (February 19, 2013) –  Lavah Lowe, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer of Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare 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.

Lowe of PBRMC is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE’s Customer Service Center at (312) 424-9400 or contact@ache.org, or visit the Credentialing area of 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. AHCE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, AHCE 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 the 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.

About Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center

Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center is located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and considered a regional medical hub for Butler County and seven other surrounding counties. PBRMC recently opened a new $173 million hospital campus in January 2013. The medical center employs more than 1,250 employees, making it the largest employer in the community. PBRMC continually strives toward its mission is to provide passionate, quality-focused patient care.