HSA Alumnus Named ACHE Fellow

FEBRUARY 3, 2014 - Stephan Davis (G’09), DNP(c), MS, RN, FACHE, who earned his master’s degree in health systems administration at the School of Nursing & Health Studies, has been named a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Davis says he is extremely honored for this recognition.

“The education I received at Georgetown provided me with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage effectively in the complex and ever-changing health care environment,” he says.  “Professional involvement and community service were also hallmarks of my experience in the MHSA program, which led me to actively pursue advancement to fellow status post-graduation.”

‘Highest Standard’

Becoming a fellow represents the “highest standard” in health care management, according to a press release from the organization.

“The health care 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, health care leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

Candidates must meet several requirements for fellowship, including receiving three recommendations from current fellows, holding a graduate degree and leadership experience requirements, passing an examination in health care management, and demonstrating community and professional involvement, the organizations says.

Active Alumnus

Bernard Horak, PhD, FACHE, professor of health systems administration who taught Davis at Georgetown, was one of his recommenders.

According to the press release, Davis has held leadership positions for hospitals and health insurance companies.  He serves on the board of directors for APICHA Community Health Center in New York City.  He also holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing his doctor of nursing practice at Yale University.

“What a wonderful honor for Stephan,” says Patricia Cloonan, PhD, chair of the Department of Health Systems Administration.  “We applaud this significant professional achievement and are so pleased to see our alumni continue to accomplish great things after Georgetown.”

By ACHE press release with contributions from Bill Cessato