March 30, 2005
Penn Medicine at Radnor Executive
Health Care Management Credential
Philadelphia, PA -- Michael George,
Chief Operating Officer at Penn Medicine at
Radnor, a University of Pennsylvania
Health System multispecialy satellite facility,
recently advanced to Fellow status in the American College
of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional
society of 30,000 health care executives.
George was recently recognized at the ACHE convocation
ceremony held during the organization's annual Congress
on Healthcare Management. Fellow status is the highest
level of professional achievement in ACHE, with only
3,000 health care executives holding this distinction.
"The ACHE Fellowship is more meaningful than ever
before," said Gary S. Horan, FACHE, president/chief
executive officer of Trinitas Health in New Jersey.
"At a time when corporate responsibility is challenged
daily, our communities can believe in health care leaders
who have earned the prestigious FACHE credential."
To obtain Fellow status, candidates must demonstrate
their education, experience and leadership in the health
care field for several years. They must also complete
case studies, a thesis on a health care management topic,
or participate in a year-long mentorship project.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an
international professional society of nearly 30,000
health care executives who lead our nation's hospitals,
health care systems, and other health care organizations.
ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and
educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare
Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants
each year. ACHE is also known for its publications,
including Healthcare Executive and Journal of Healthcare
Management, as well as groundbreaking research and career
development and public policy programs. ACHE's publishing
division, Health Administration Press, is one of the
largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects
of health services management, in addition to college
and university textbooks. Through such efforts, ACHE
works toward its goal of being the premier professional
society for health care leaders by providing exceptional
value to its members.
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PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion
enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical
education, biomedical research, and high-quality patient
care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation’s
first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania
Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #3 in the
nation for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked
#4 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s
most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical
schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students,
the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its
superior education and training of the next generation
of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.
Penn Health System is comprised of: its flagship hospital,
the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, consistently
rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll”
hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Pennsylvania
Hospital, the nation's first hospital; Presbyterian
Medical Center; a faculty practice plan; a primary-care
provider network; two multispecialty satellite facilities;
and home health care and hospice.