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Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

Local Executive Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

Columbia, MD – Judy E. Brown, MAS, RN, CNAA-BC, FACHE, senior vice president of Patient Care Services at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 5,400 healthcare executives hold 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 undergo recertification every three years.

Brown has served at Howard County General Hospital for more than 20 years, the last 10 as Senior Vice President of Patient Services. Recently, she assumed responsibility for patient safety, performance improvement and risk management in a new senior vice president role. She holds a diploma in nursing from Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Penn State University, a master’s degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University and will finish a master’s degree in nursing at Johns Hopkins University in May 2007.

Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1998 is a 208-bed, not-for-profit, health care provider located in Columbia, Maryland. Serving the community since 1973, the hospital, with a professional staff of more than 800 physicians and allied health professionals, representing 67 specialties and subspecialties, and a workforce of nearly 1,700, has grown into a comprehensive, acute-care medical center that treats a full range of conditions from neonatal care to oncology and outpatient care to critical care.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its publications as well as ground-breaking research and career development and public policy programs.