Terrance K.Byrne, Parma Community General Hospital’s director of Health Information Systems, Compliance, Risk Management and Respiratory Care, recently became aFellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“Because healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C.Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certifications from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,000 healthcare executives hold this distinction,of the more than 30,000 executives at hospitals, health systems and other healthcare organizations who belong to the ACHE. 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.
“We are pleased to have such competent and committed leaders as Terry Byrne at ParmaHospital,” says Chief Financial Officer Barry Franklin. “Terry’s credentials further strengthen our leadership team.”
Byrne, who also is Parma Hospital’s privacy officer and signatory official for the Institutional Review Board, has been a member of ACHE since 1992. He has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree in allied health from Baldwin-Wallace College. He lives with his wife, Becky, in Columbia Station. The couple has three sons.