Bellin executive earns top health care management credential

03/12/2008

GREEN BAY — Christine Woleske, Bellin Health executive vice president and general counsel, recently earned recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders.
 
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 7,500 health care executives nationwide hold an American College of Healthcare Executives distinction. To earn Fellow status, candidates must: pass a comprehensive examination; meet academic and experiential criteria; earn continuing education credits; and demonstrate professional/community involvement. Fellows also are committed to ongoing professional development and are recertified every three years.
 
Fellow status also means Woleske is now board certified in health care management.
 
“I’m proud of this achievement, not just for myself, but for Bellin Health,” Woleske said. “My Fellow status demonstrates for our patients and the Green Bay area the depth of our commitment to providing first-class health care service to patients and their families.”
 
Thomas Dolan, president and chief executive officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives, echoed those thoughts.
 
“Because health care management ultimately affects the people in our communities, it is critically important to have a standard of excellence promoted by a professional organization,” he said. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and simultaneously earning board certification from ACHE, health care leaders can show that they are committed to providing high-quality service to their patients and community.”