KRMC_and_wordmarkRyan Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer at Kingman Regional Medical Center, recently earned Fellow designation from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. He is now privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.

Fellow status signifies achievement of the highest standard of professional development. 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.

“I would like to congratulate Ryan – he has worked hard to progress professionally in the healthcare field and has been a significant contributor to the growth and improvement of Kingman Regional Medical Center” states Brian Turney, CEO of Kingman Region Medical Center.

“The healthcare 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,” says Deborah J. Bowen, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

[Photo Caption: Ryan Kennedy, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, Kingman Regional Medical Center]

Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) is a 235-bed multi-campus healthcare system in Kingman, Arizona that employs over 1,700 employees, 250 volunteers, and 190 physicians/allied health professionals. KRMC is the largest provider of health and wellness services in northwestern Arizona. Among its many healthcare facilities, it is home to an advanced imaging center, cancer center, cardiovascular center, rehabilitation and balance center, wound care center, sleep disorders center, acute rehabilitation specialty hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, hospice home, and beautiful wellness center. KRMC is also a teaching hospital offering residencies in emergency medicine and family medicine and a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The hospital received the Arizona Innovation Award for its efforts to proactively enhance healthcare in a rural community. The hospital’s vision is to provide the region’s best clinical care and patient service through an environment that fosters respect for others and pride in performance. For more information visit the hospital website at www.azkrmc.com.

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