Congratulations to Our New Members, Newest Fellows, Soon-to-Be Fellows, and Continuing Fellows – May 2017


  • Maj. Candace F. Lucas, FACHE, 20 MDG

Members who recently passed the Board of Governors Exam

  • Daniel A. Handel, MD, MUSC Medical Center 

New Members

  • Sheri Ard, McLeod Health
  • George E. Bell, Jr., Palmetto Health
  • Meeta Gandhi, Spartanburg
  • SFC Sean Green, US Army
  • LCpl Christian Loving, US Navy
  • Adam Mayer, MUSC Health 
  • Travis W. Wetzel, Mizuho OSI

Recertified Fellows

  • Tod A. Augsburger, FACHE, Lexington Medical Center
  • Michelle A. Taylor-Smith, RN, FACHE, Greenville Health System – University Medical Center

Submit your Fellow Application by June 30 and ACHE will Waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee!

When you submit a completed application with the $250 application fee by June 30, ACHE will waive the $200 Board of Governors Exam fee (pending application approval).  All follow-up materials (such as references) must be submitted by June 30 for the waiver to be valid.

Visit to submit your application* and learn about credentialing requirements.

*Applicants must be ACHE Members with at least two years of healthcare management experience, hold a post-baccalaureate degree and currently hold a healthcare management position to be eligible to apply for Fellow status. 

SC ACHE Chapter Wins Awards for Chapter Merit and Sustained Performance in 2016!

We are pleased to announce that the SC ACHE Chapter has received the Award of Chapter Merit and the Award for Sustained Performance in 2016!

As we continue our efforts to improve the services provided to our state’s ACHE affiliates, we are excited to receive the Awards of Chapter Merit and Sustained Performance for another consecutive year.  We attribute the continued success of the Chapter to the growing involvement of our membership, the support of our board, the creation of a number of new committees, and the revitalization of our LPCs.  It is our intention to improve our Award status in 2017 and beyond by providing more educational programs, networking opportunities, and support for advancement.

Chapter Member Needs Survey is Now Open!

The American College of Healthcare Executives recognizes the important role chapters play in advancing ACHE’s mission and delivering member value.  While the overall growth of ACHE’s chapter network has been steady since it originated in 2004, ACHE acknowledges there are opportunities to improve its partnership with chapters.  ACHE is able to discover these opportunities through the Chapter Member Needs Survey.

On May 8, ACHE launched the annual Chapter Member Needs Survey to its eligible members, which are members who have been a member of the SC Chapter for at least one year.  This survey was sent out via personalized emails containing links to our survey provider’s website. Please be aware that the survey link is specific to each member; the survey link cannot be forwarded to other individuals.  The survey will close on May 26.

In the last few years, there has been some issues with organizations whose security software blocks their staff from receiving the survey emails.  If the situation arises, please consider checking your spam consoles if you do not receive the survey email. We have noticed that when our survey emails are blocked by other organizations, the email is often found in the organization’s spam console.

Please take the time to share your candid thoughts. Thank you in advance for your participation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.