Penn Medicine at Radnor Executive Earns Top 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
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
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 Health System.
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
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.