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Deb Cardin, CEO Earns Top Health Care Certification

Deborah K. Cardin, FACHEDeborah K. Cardin, FACHE, CEO of Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, IA recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.

"Because healthcare 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, healthcare leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community."

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/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 our nation’s hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.

"I am proud of Deb’s commitment to the community and her dedication to her profession. Under her leadership the new Jefferson County Health Center has developed into a premier facility that our community can be proud of." Bob Keller, Jefferson County Health Center Board Chairman.

Cardin has been with JCHC since 1999 and the CEO since 2008. She has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and a Masters Degree in Nursing Education Administration. Cardin is a graduate of Pekin High School.

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