Araceli Esquivel, FACHE, Director of Health Equity, Inclusion and Quality Improvement, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. She is a nationally recognized expert on addressing health care disparities, advancing global health and building cultural competencies that also encompass teaching undergraduate and undergraduate students in various universities.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction. 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 leadership. Celi exemplifies these qualities and has presented in a diversity panel at the ACHE Congress on cultural competence to an audience of hospitalists, physician and clinical staff, as well as community and public health organizations focused on serving diverse patients in an urban or rural setting.
“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 chief executive officer 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.”
Araceli Esquivel of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care is privileged to use the FACHE credential, which signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status. For more information, please contact the ACHE Division of Membership at (312) 424-9400 or [email protected], or visit the Credentialing area of ache.org.
The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 80 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. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health. 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.