ACHE Announces Regina E. Herzlinger as Honorary Fellow

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CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2018—Regina Herzlinger, PhD, the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Boston, has been selected as an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Honorary Fellowship is a special category of ACHE membership. It recognizes individuals who have rendered distinguished service in the healthcare field or in related areas and who would not ordinarily be ACHE members. Herzlinger will receive her Honorary Fellowship on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Convocation Ceremony during ACHE’s 61st Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago.

Herzlinger was the first woman to be tenured and chaired at Harvard Business School and the first to serve on many established and start-up corporate and non-profit healthcare and medical technology boards.

Money dubbed her the "Godmother" of consumer-driven healthcare. Her work was key to introducing consumer-driven health plans and delivery systems such as retail medical centers and "focused health factories," such as centers for integrated cancer care.

Herzlinger teaches an HBS MBA course on Innovating in Health Care, the first healthcare course at HBS, and founded an HBS Executive Education program on Business Innovations in Global Health Care, or BIG. She also formed a non-profit, GENIE—The Global Educators Network for Health Care Innovation Education Group—to encourage teaching of how to implement Do Good, Do Well Healthcare Innovation.

Among many other honors, she has twice received the American College of Healthcare Executives James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award (1977 and 1998) and a Dean Conley Award (1987). She earned a doctorate and MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives 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 its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of 78 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. For more information, visit www.ache.org.

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