Two Area Executives Earn Top Health Care Management Credential

SPRINGFIELD — Karen Moore, F.A.C.H.E., vice president of Hospital Operations at Franklin Medical Center, and Joan Sullivan, F.A.C.H.E., vice president of Clinical Informatics and Re-engineering at Baystate Health System, recently advanced to fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of 30,000 health care executives.


The ACHE recognized Moore and Sullivan during a special convocation ceremony on Feb. 29, held during the organization’s annual Congress on Healthcare Management. Attaining Fellow status is the highest level of professional achievement in ACHE, with 3,000 health care executives holding that distinction.

To obtain Fellow status, candidates must demonstrate their education, experience, and leadership in the health care field for several years. They must also complete case studies or a thesis on a health care management topic or participate in a year-long mentorship project.