VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gayathri S. Jith, FACHE, Vice President of Operations for Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH), recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). The FACHE credential signifies board certification in healthcare management and ACHE Fellow status.
Gayathri S. Jith, FACHE, Vice President of Operations for Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) (Photo: Business Wire)
"We are honored to have Gayathri earn such a prestigious merit with ACHE," said Gustavo Valdespino, President and CEO for VPH. "Becoming a Fellow not only validates her professional competency, but it also validates her ongoing commitment to excellence to the hospital family and the community that we serve."
Gayathri originally joined ACHE as a student associate during her MPH program at University of California, Los Angeles. She became a member in 2002 and earned her fellowship status this year. Gayathri has given back to students and the community by teaching Healthcare Administration courses, starting an internship program at VPH – serving as a mentor/preceptor, and by participating in many fundraising opportunities, just to name a few. She also serves as a member of ACHE Regent's Advisory Council.
ACHE Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 7,500 healthcare executives, or 25% of the total national ACHE membership, 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.
About Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Founded in 1958, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a non-profit and nonsectarian hospital, has remained focused on meeting the medical needs of the community for over 50 years. While VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute care hospitals in the San Fernando Valley, it continues to provide patient-centered care for a healthier community. The 350-bed facility offers leading-edge technology and a full range of medical services. With 500 physicians representing virtually every specialty and most sub-specialties, VPH provides the latest state-of-the-art treatments to improve and save lives. For more information, visit www.valleypres.org.
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