Oak Hill Hospital
October 10, 2016

Spring Hill, FL - Oak Hill Hospital is proud to announce that Catherine Edmisten, RN, MBA, FACHE 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 Chief Executive Office of the American College of Healthcare Executives. "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 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. Fellows are also committed to ongoing professional development and undergo recertification every three years.

For more information regarding the FACHE credential, please contact the American College of Healthcare Executives division of membership at Membership1@ACHE.org or visit the credentialing area of www.ACHE.org.

Ms. Edmisten received her Master of Business Administration degree from St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from St. Leo and an Associate of Science degree in nursing with high honors from Pasco-Hernando State College in New Port Richey. Ms. Edmisten is a Florida native having been born in Dunedin, Florida. She is married to retired battalion Fire Chief Scott Edmisten. She has two children, two stepchildren, and five grandchildren.

Ms. Edmisten is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American College of Healthcare Executives, Nature Coast Emergency Nurse Association, and Florida Emergency Nurse Association. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee as well as the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and is a graduate of Leadership Citrus.