CEO Rachel Sossoman earns FACHE status
October 12, 2023 by Keely Knopp
Mercy Urgent Care’s CEO Rachel Sossoman, FACHE recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“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.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,866 healthcare executives hold this 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.
“Congrats to Rachel Sossoman for achieving Fellow status with the American College of Health Care Executives,” said Timothy C. Johnston, former Mercy Urgent Care CEO. “The FACHE credential positions Rachel and Mercy Urgent Care among an elite group of leaders in health care.”
Sossoman is privileged to bear the FACHE® credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.