Fayette County Hospital Chief Executive Officer Greg Starnes recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s foremost professional society for healthcare leaders.
Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. Only 7,500 health care executives hold this distinction, according to the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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. ACHE fellows must undergo recertification every three years.
Starnes has been the CEO of Fayette County Hospital and Long Term Care since June of 2006. He received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.
He serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network and is a member of the Illinois Hospital Association as well as the American Hospital Association. He is a member of the Vandalia Rotary Club, and a board member of the Family YMCA of Fayette County and the Vandalia Chamber of Commerce.
Starnes and his wife, Robin, reside in Vandalia and are members of the First United Methodist Church. They have two married sons and one granddaughter, all of whom reside in Indiana.
“It is an honor to become a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives,” Starnes said. “The complexity of health care today requires an ability to understand the many challenging issues we face while achieving the best possible service to those who entrust their health care to us."