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Awan Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

Naveed Awan, FACHE
Naveed Awan, FACHE

Houma Naveed Awan, FACHE, Director of Ancillary Services at Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center (LJCMC) in Houma, Louisiana, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including passing a comprehensive examination consisting of 230 questions, meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning 40 hours of continuing education credits and demonstrating professional/community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

"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 certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community."

The FACHE credential signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status. Awan will receive his certification in the Fellow Convocation in Chicago during the Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Awan has been LJCMC Director of Ancillary Services since 2006. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Cardiopulmonary Science from the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, the Master of Health Administration degree from Tulane University and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from UAF. He is a Registered Respiratory Therapist licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners and is President of the American College of Healthcare Executives-South East Louisiana Chapter. He serves as a member of the board of directors of several local organizations.