Berlin, Md.,– James M. Brannon, Vice President of Human Resources
at Atlantic General Hospital, has earned board certification in healthcare
management and been named a Diplomate of the American College of Healthcare
Executives, an international professional society representing close to
30,000 healthcare executives.
The formal announcement will be made at ACHE’s convocation ceremony,
held during the organization’s annual Congress on Healthcare Management
in Chicago, Il. on March 26, 2006. At present, close to 6,000 healthcare
executives in the nation hold Diplomate status in ACHE. With comprehensive
programs in credentialing, education, career development, publications,
research, and public policy, the American College of Healthcare Executives
works toward its goal of improving the health status of society by advancing
healthcare leadership and management excellence.
To earn board certification, candidates must demonstrate their commitment
to continuing education, progression in professional experience, and participation
in voluntary healthcare and community affairs. They must also successfully
complete comprehensive written examinations covering subjects related
to healthcare management.
“All healthcare leaders recognize the need to stay on top of this
ever changing field, and ACHE provides a wealth of resources to help meet
that need,” said Brannon. “Their credentialing program simply
recognizes a commitment to that goal. I am very appreciative of Atlantic
General’s support in obtaining my Diplomate status.”