Rice CMO Dr. Ken Flowe Earns Top Healthcare Management Credential

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Dr. Ken Flowe, CMO Rice Memorial HospitalWILLMAR, Minnesota. (January 2013) – Dr. Kenneth M. Flowe, Chief Medical Officer for Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

“By becoming an ACHE Fellow and also earning board certification from ACHE, Dr. Flowe has shown he is committed to providing high-quality service to our patients and the community,” said Michael Schramm, CEO of Rice Memorial Hospital. “This is an outstanding accomplishment.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 8,500 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.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management, and its educational programs including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

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