Hillestad Earns Top Health Care Management Credential

Posted: 2/9/2015

Tamera J. HillestadBrookings Health System Chief Nursing Officer Tamera J. Hillestad recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.

“The health care 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, health care leaders demonstrate commitment to excellence in service to their patients and the community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,200 health care 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.

Hillestad is privileged to use the FACHE credential which signified board certification in health care management and ACHE Fellow status.

For more information on Brookings Health System’s local health care services, please visit www.brookingshealth.org.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, a 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, Arlington Medical Center and White Medical Clinic. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.