Tammy Fletcher, Business Intelligence Manager for Mayo Medical Laboratories, has earned a fellowship designation from the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and is now recognized as board-certified in health care management. Earning the board certification and becoming a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) signifies expertise, experience, and commitment to continuing education and professional development.
“My goal in obtaining ACHE fellowship resulted from the alignment of Mayo’s education shield and ACHE’s commitment to lifelong learning. It has provided me with resources to stay well-informed about the latest developments and innovative approaches to the evolving health care and laboratory environment,” Fletcher said. “I am appreciative of the support I received along the way from several MML colleagues who have also achieved the FACHE distinction.”
To obtain fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education hours, demonstrating professional/community involvement, and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years. Fletcher is privileged to bear the FACHE® credential, which signifies board certification in health care management as an ACHE Fellow.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, there are more than 9,150 health care executives who hold this distinction. At Mayo Clinic, 150 employees are ACHE members, and 45 are FACHE credentialed; Fletcher is the fifth at Mayo Medical Laboratories.