FULTON, NY – A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Executive Director Dennis A. Casey, FACHE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s foremost professional society for health care leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 7,500 health care executives hold this distinction, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). To obtain fellow status, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits, and demonstrate professional and community involvement. ACHE fellows are must undergo recertification every three years.
Mr. Casey has been executive director at Lee Memorial since 1985. He is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME, with a B.A. in Economics. He also has a MasterÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Degree in Health Administration from Georgia State University, Atlanta.
He is a member of several regional, state, and national health care organizations and has served as a member of the board of directors of several local organizations. He is also an active member of the Fulton Rotary Club. In April of this year he was named Executive of the Year by the Oswego County Chapter of the National Management Association (NMA).
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt is an honor to become a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Mr. Casey commented. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe mission of Lee Memorial Hospital is to deliver health care services of the highest quality. The community deserves that level of care, provided by staff who demonstrate their commitment to upholding standards of excellence. I am proud to be recognized by ACHE for achieving this level of professional development.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
The American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives, is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.