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Executive earns top healthcare management credential

Shon L. Brink, MBA, FACHE, executive director of finance for Loma Linda University School of Medicine Faculty Practice Corporations, recently earned a Fellow position with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Shon L. Brink, MBA, FACHE, executive director of finance for Loma Linda University School of Medicine Faculty Practice Corporations, recently earned a Fellow position with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
On March 18, Shon L. Brink, MBA, FACHE, executive director of finance for the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Faculty Practice Corporations, was awarded status as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. 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 and community involvement. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years. These stringent requirements have limited the Fellow distinction to 5,400 health care executives across the nation.

“This credential demonstrates to our executive leadership and physician leadership Ms. Brink’s commitment to professional growth, as well as her desire to stay current on management issues and solutions in support of our faculty practice plan and I am very proud of her and this achievement,” says David Wren, CEO of Loma Linda University Health Care.

“Ms. Brink coordinates and directs the financial infrastructure for our two large physician employment corporations; in that capacity she continues to remain accessible and responsive to multiple demands from a variety of cost centers.  Her competence and commitment are major assets to our institution,” says Ricardo Peverini, MD, president of Faculty Medical Group of LLUSM and Faculty Physicians and Surgeons of LLUSM.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives who lead our nation’s hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for health care leaders by providing exceptional value to its members.

“Because health care management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” says Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, health care leaders like Shon Brink can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”

By Preston Clarke Smith

TODAY news for Thursday, July 2, 2007