Bellin Psychiatric Center president earns fellow status

08/04/2009

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health Psychiatric Center president, Linda Roethle, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s foremost professional society for health care leaders.

Roethle’s fellow status represents the highest standard of professional development. Only 7,500 health care executives in the United States hold this distinction, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“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,” says Thomas C. Dolan, president and chief executive officer of ACHE. “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.”

To obtain fellow status, candidates must pass a comprehensive examination, meet academic and experiential criteria, earn continuing education credits and demonstrate professional and community involvement. Fellows must be recertified every three years.

“It’s an honor to be named a fellow of the ACHE,” Roethle said. “This distinction illustrates our commitment to upholding Bellin Health’s standards of excellence at every level of service. I am really proud to be recognized by ACHE for achieving this level of professional development.”

Roethle, president of Bellin Psychiatric Center since 2002, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. She also has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership & Quality from Marian University, Fond du Lac.

Roethle is a member of several community organizations, including the board of directors of the Hemophilia Outreach Centre.

The American College of Healthcare Executives, an international professional society of more than 30,000 health care executives, is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs.