OrthoWilmington Chief Executive Officer Stephen L. DeBiasi, FACHE, CMPE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Wilmington, NC, January 24, 2013”OrthoWilmington Chief Executive Officer Stephen L.
DeBiasi, FACHE, CMPE, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare
Executives, the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders, particularly
hospitals and healthcare systems.
œBecause healthcare management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critical
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. œBy 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.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development, with
only 7,500 healthcare executives holding 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 involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional
development and must undergo recertification every three years.
For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the ACHE Division of
Membership at (312) 424-9400 or email@example.com, or visit ache.org/FACHE.
OrthoWilmington offers comprehensive orthopaedic services, specialties and technologies to
patients throughout southeastern North Carolina, with locations in Wilmington, Jacksonville and
Leland. The extensive medical team includes fellowship-trained and board-certified experts in a
variety of subspecialties, including spine, sports medicine, joint replacement & reconstruction,
hand & upper extremity, foot & ankle, and trauma. In addition to surgical specialties, PM&R
(physical medicine & rehabilitation) physicians offer non-surgical treatment options for
For more information, including patient education resources, visit orthowilmington.com.
The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more
than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare
ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHEÂ® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare
management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare
Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE's established network of
more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the
local level. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional
society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery.