David A. Olson, FACHE, Installed as ACHE Chairman

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CHICAGO, March 24, 2018—David A. Olson, FACHE, chief strategy officer, Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, has assumed the office of Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Olson was installed today at the Council of Regents Meeting preceding ACHE’s 61st Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Olson received the gavel from ACHE’s outgoing Chairman, Charles D. "Chuck" Stokes, FACHE, president/CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston. As Chairman, Olson will serve the second part of a three-year term in ACHE’s consecutive chairmanship offices: Chairman-Elect, Chairman and Immediate Past Chairman.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Olson served on the ACHE Board of Governors as Governor from 2014 to 2017, and as the ACHE Regent for Wisconsin from 2004 to 2007. In 2001, Olson was awarded ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. In addition to his service to ACHE, Olson served on the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors from 2003 to 2013, and in 2010 he served as the organization’s chair.

For more information about Olson, visit ache.org/Leadership.

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 leaders 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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