WSU Professor Earns Top Health Care Management Credential
OGDEN, Utah – Kenneth L. Johnson, associate dean and professor of Weber State University’s Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.
“Because health care management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” said Thomas C. Dolan, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, health care 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 8,500 health care 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 also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Johnson is a professor in the department of Health Administrative Services at WSU. He teaches courses to both undergraduate students studying to become health leaders and students in the master of health administration program. Johnson helped develop and was the first director of the MHA program, in which 85 students are currently enrolled. Johnson joined the faculty at WSU in 1998.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE’s established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its journals, the Journal of Healthcare Management and Frontiers of Health Services Management, as well as groundbreaking research, 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.
Ken Johnson, associate dean, Dumke College of Health Professions
- Courtesy of FASCHE press release