Gail Games Named Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Gail Games, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Training and Organizational Development, Holzer Health System
Gail Games, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Training and Organizational Development, Holzer Health System, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“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, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,866 healthcare executives hold this distinction. To obtain Fellow status, candidates must fulfill multiple requirements, including meeting academic and experiential criteria, earning continuing education hours, demonstrating professional/community involvement, and passing a comprehensive examination. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.
“I am very proud to have achieved this designation,” shared Games. “As we continue to build our services within Training and Organizational Development, having this level of certification is a direct reflection of Holzer’s commitment to high level programs for both employees and our community partners.”
Games joined Holzer in 2017 as the Director of Organizational Development and Education. In 2019, she transitioned into her current role of Vice President of Training and Organizational Development. In her position, Games is responsible for education courses available for Holzer Health System staff, including providers and frontline healthcare. In addition, she and her team are creating several opportunities for community education.
Games received her Master’s in Health Administration from Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana and her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from the University of Indianapolis.
Games and her husband, Rich, reside in Chillicothe, Ohio. For more information regarding the FACHE credential, contact the ACHE Department of Member Services by calling (312) 424-9400, emailing contact@ache. org, or visiting ache.org/FACHE.
About Holzer: Holzer Health System, a not-for-profit entity, is a regional health system consisting of two hospital locations in Gallipolis and Jackson, Ohio; multiple clinical locations; a comprehensive therapy and wellness center; a dental care facility; a variety long-term care entities including senior care and assisted living establishments in Jackson and Gallipolis; over 160 providers and more than 30 medical specialties and over 2500 employees.
Holzer is accredited by The Joint Commission. Accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. Holzer’s mission is to provide Friendly Visits, Excellent Care, Every Patient, Every Time. To learn more about Holzer visit www.holzer.org.
About the American College of Healthcare Executives: The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance our members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management.
ACHE’s established network of 77 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.