On Monday, March 14, the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Health Care Leadership will kick off in Chicago. This year, the focus of the conference is Leading Well. The ACHE has been helping health care executives lead well since they were founded in 1933 as the American College of Hospital Administrators. In 1985, the organization changed its name to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
ACHE members who pass an exam receive the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives credential indicating they are board-certified in health care management. A convocation ceremony, like the one pictured above from 1944, honors those who are receiving the fellowship.
Members of the former American College of Hospital Administrators gather for the 1938 Congress.