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ACHE Membership

ACHE Membership

Whether you are a healthcare leader working in a hospital, health system, clinic, university, or other organization, membership gives you the opportunity to:

  • Be among leaders in healthcare management
  • Grow professionally and excel in your job
  • Enjoy greater satisfaction and career potential
  • Contribute to and give back to your profession

Arizona Healthcare Executives (AHE) was founded in 2004 by a group of healthcare leaders responding to a need for local leadership development. Today, 19 years later, we are a thriving chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), serving over 800 members throughout our state.

AHE strives to be your professional home. Helping healthcare leaders excel is what sets us apart from other professional healthcare associations. Our focus is fostering your exceptional leadership, regardless of discipline, career level or healthcare setting. We help connect CEOs, propel early careerists, and advance physician leaders. When you need us, we are there.

If you are looking to get more involved in AHE or are ready to take the next step in your career by earning your FACHE credential, please reach out to me for more information at melissa.vandehey@yahoo.com.

Melissa Van De Hey, MBA
Chair, Membership Committee

ACHE Recognition Program

The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Recognition Program celebrates affiliates’ commitment to the healthcare management profession. Recognition is bestowed at three levels based on a range of specific volunteer activities that demonstrate leadership and contributions to furthering professional excellence.

All active ACHE affiliates are eligible to be recognized. The ACHE Recognition Program is based on points accrued through volunteer activities performed in a convocation year (April–March). Points begin to accrue for affiliates beginning with the 2003–2004 convocation year and are cumulative from year to year. An affiliate does not need to achieve a set number of points in a single year, but rather points will build over time. In that manner, affiliates have the opportunity to progress through the three award levels.

The three award levels are:

  • Exemplary Service Award = 125 points
  • Distinguished Service Award = 75 points
  • Service Award = 30 points

Of the 40,000 members of ACHE membership, approximately 1,000 members have received at least one service award. In comparison, there are 1600+ members in the Healthcare Leaders of New York (HLNY), 55 members received 1-star/Service award, 10 members received 2-stars/Distinguished award and 4 members received 3-stars/Exemplary Service award.