Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough Counties, Florida – (September 25, 2014) Medical Center of Trinity announces that Kenneth West, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 7,500 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
Mr. West is now privileged to use the FACHE registered trademark credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE fellow status.
Formal recognition of members advancing to Fellow will take place at the Convocation Ceremony on March 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. West has served as Chief Operating Officer of Medical Center of Trinity since February, 2014. Mr. West received his BS degree from Louisiana State University and his Masters degree in health systems administration from Georgetown University.
Mr. West attended Georgetown University as an HCA Corris Boyd Scholar.
Attached photo: Kenneth West
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About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
Medical Center of Trinity is an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and is recognized among the nation’s top performers on four key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Medical Center of Trinityhas been named a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care.
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