Chicago, IL – David F. Walz, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), and CEO of Madelia Health, has been appointed to the Council of Regents, the legislative body of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). With an understanding of ACHE’s policies, programs, and services, the Council harnesses its collective skill and will to advance ACHE’s vision, mission, and values.
The Council of Regents provides advice and counsel to the Board of Governors and has the important responsibility of electing the Board of Governors and its Chair. It is through the Council’s support that the Board of Governors is able to steer the national organization and carry out ACHE’s mission to advance members and healthcare leadership excellence.
Walz took office on March 18, prior to the Congress on Healthcare Leadership. As a Regent, Walz will represent ACHE’s membership in Minnesota and is Board-certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow. Walz received his master’s in business administration & elementary education from Saint Cloud State University and his nursing degree from Saint John’s University.
ACHE is an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance their members and health care leadership excellence and offers the prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 76 chapters provides access to networking, education, and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs.
The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.