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Release: March 23, 2001

UI's Hensley is honored as Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- On March 25, Mary Hensley, administrator in the University of Iowa Department of Neurology, will be recognized for having advanced to the status of Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) during its 67th Annual Convocation Ceremony in Chicago, Ill.

The advancement of a candidate to Fellow is accomplished only after presenting to the ACHE Credential Committee evidence of professional growth and competence in the field. These strengths are demonstrated by an individual's leadership in health and community affairs at the local, state or national level; by participation in programs of continuing professional education; and by submission of a comprehensive Fellowship project relating to health services management.

"I chose to complete a Fellowship project on mentorship, which involved overseeing the professional development of an Administrative Fellow pursuing a career in academic health care administration. I enjoyed the experience very much because I've always been interested in teaching and mentoring," Hensley said. In addition to her administrative role with University of Iowa Health Care, she is also an adjunct lecturer for the UI Department of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health.

Fellow status is the highest level of professional achievement in ACHE. At present, only approximately 3,000 health care executives in the nation have earned Fellow status.

Organized in 1933, ACHE is a professional society dedicated to ensuring competence in leadership among health care executives.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.