Monday, December 5, 2016

Vice President of Operations at LVH–Schuylkill Attains FACHE status.

POTTSVILLE - Gabriel M. Kamarousky, FACHE, Vice President of Operations of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Schuylkill recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders.
“The healthcare 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 chief executive officer of ACHE. “By becoming an ACHE Fellow and earning the distinction of board certification from ACHE, healthcare leaders demonstrate a commitment to excellence in serving their patients and the community.”

Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare 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.

Kamarousky previously served as Vice President of Clinical and Support Services, Director of Business Development and Ancillary Services and Radiology Informatics Administrator at the former Schuylkill Health System, Pottsville, PA. He began his career in the patient care field working as a Cat Scan Technologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA and Reading Health System, Reading, PA.

Kamarousky earned his Masters Business Administration, MBA from Alvernia University, Reading, PA, his Bachelor of Science: Business Administration, Management, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, PA and an Associates of Applied Science: Radiologic Technology, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Mansfield, PA.

Kamarousky is a member of the Board of Directors of Avenues, Pottsville and Board member at Cressona Area Baseball and volunteer coach of the Cressona Tee Ball Association. Kamarousky, his wife Lynn, and their children reside in Schuylkill County.

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other certification in healthcare management. ACHE's established network of more than 80 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving healthcare delivery. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs—including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management including textbooks for college and university courses.

Information Posted from a Press Release from the Lehigh Valley Health Network