Michael Franklin, president and CEO of Atlantic General Hospital, has earned
the new credential of FACHE as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Executives, an international professional society representing close to
30,000 healthcare executives.
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.
This new credential involves a more rigorous evaluation of candidates and
increased requirements in post baccalaureate degree status, continuing
education and healthcare management experience.
Franklin, who has twenty years of healthcare management experience, holds
a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Old Dominion University
in Norfolk, Virginia, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
from Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia.