INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Nanette M. Kelley, MBA, MHA, System Director of Operations Transformation at Franciscan Health, recently was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation's leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 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.
"The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization critically important," says Deborah J. Bowen, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming a Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community."
Kelley, who previously served as administrative director of imaging services for Franciscan Health, has many years of experience in the healthcare industry, analyzing clinical and financial trends, aligning them to ensure positive patient outcomes and achieving growth with the healthcare organization's cardiovascular service line.
An Indianapolis resident, she worked as a senior financial advisor before joining the Peace Corps, serving as a small enterprise development volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Kelley received her undergraduate degree in business (accounting concentration) from Butler University, where she also earned a master degree in business administration. She also earned a master of healthcare administration from the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne.
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