Published March 14, 2018
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an honor that has been awarded to only 9,150 health care executives around the world.
The American College of Healthcare Executives has more than 40,000 health care professionals whose mission is to achieve excellence in the health field. Members who achieve a high level of excellence and complete a set list of requirements are named a Fellow of the college.
“The health care management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important,” said ACHE President and CEO Deborah J. Bowen. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, health care leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”
The board certification is a more than two-year process of meeting academic criteria, having health care experience, maintaining a high-level of character and professionalism, and passing a comprehensive exam.
“I believe that the FACHE credential represents the commitment to excellence in healthcare for our stakeholders,” Hail said. “Meeting the requirements and maintaining the credential helps to assure a commitment to ongoing development and learning in the healthcare landscape that is constantly changing.”
In addition to serving as chief executive officer of W.W. Hastings Hospital for five years, Hail worked in the aeromedical field as a flight nurse for 13 years. He completed his master’s in business administration at Northeastern State University.
For more information about the American College of Healthcare Executives, visit http://www.ache.org/.